This Wednesday was published in the Official bulletin the resolution of the Provincial Institute of Games and Casinos that puts an end to the fight for the millionaire business of the Casino del Este de Mendoza. The fight was finally in the hands of the proposal presented by Fuente Mayor SA and New Star, relegating companies related to Daniel Angelici and Christopher Lopez such as Desarrollos Maipú SA and Traylon.
In this way, the signature Major Fountain SA, which already has the concession of the casino of Tunuyan, will provide the integral service of 900 slot machines with a monthly remuneration fee of 68% for a period of 20 years.
The bidding process was wrapped in a cloak of controversy as a result of the questions presented by the union of the workers of the Casino.
“The offers presented are very striking and in our opinion excessive, especially those related to the required percentages and the terms of the concession, even more so if we compare them with the original conditions of the tender and in force as of the date, which are 49 % of private participation and a term of 10 years in the concession “, had expressed the Secretary General of the Mendoza Casino Personal Gaming Union (U.P.J.C.M), Martin Cain.
Specifically, it referred to the remuneration rates raised by the bidding companies. Desarrollos Maipú SA, requested a canon of 54.75%; Traylon SA, requested a 77.17% canon, and Fuente Mayor SA, requested a 68% canon with the commitment to build a hotel.
Total Major Fountain SA will invest more than 4,000 billion pesos and contemplates a four-star hotel venture with fifty-five rooms, a spa with a heated pool, a gym, a 1,600-square-meter convention room and a green area with an outdoor pool along with a gastronomic plaza.
“Its architectural proposal is balanced in terms of formal, spatial and functional integration, generating a different language that is correctly articulated with the general layout of the project”, they assure from the Directory of the Institute of Games and Casinos. In addition, there is talk of the creation of 482 direct jobs for the execution of the work and 315 for when it is in operation.
“It articulates measures for the promotion of tourism and programs of a cultural, sports and artistic nature, through the hotel business, commercial premises and the event plaza, among others. The Fuente Mayor project incorporates as a complementary work with a social destination a Skatepark with a total surface area of 1,722 square meters over the Agnesi Park, which will be donated to the Municipality of San Martín “, remarks the resolution signed by the president of the Provincial Institute of Games and Casinos, Ida López.