Nou Mestalla? Meh. Agora-Shmagora. The most highly anticipated upcoming construction (at least in our household) has suddenly become Valencia’s new casino, to be situated on Cortes Valencianas, close to the Palacio de Congreso.
According to Las Provincias, the new casino — run by the same group who owns the nearby Casino Monte Picayo — will have a modern design, and two floors. The top level will be the games room, and below will be a cafeteria and bar. This will be the first and only casino in the city. I’m sure we will certainly be there frequently.
Gambling in Spain is legal and liberalized. As anyone who has experienced the madness of the Gordo lottery knows, Spaniards love to gamble — whether on the lottery, sporting events, card games or in casinos. I’m sure the casino will be greeted warmly by Valencia’s citizens… and it’s proximity to the new football stadium give people plenty of reason to visit this (not especially beautiful) corner of the city.
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Had not heard about this – lets hope there is some people left with money to gamble.
Wow. Did we really need a casino? Anyway, it will be fun.
Oh, one thing: I think Gordo Lottery is not about gambling. It’s more about social relations and associations: you buy to the people you are surrounded by, and the buy to you. And part of what you sell/buy goes to the small bar, Falla, or any other company or association who promotes this numbers. Of course, everyone dreams about what would they do with the prize, but, in the end, is a social dynamic.
This, or maybe I’ve been working too much lately, and now everything is “social-relations-based” for me!
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I am visiting Valencia from 18th December to 20th December and I would like to participate in Poker Tournaments. Can you please confirm if you have these tournaments and details of them ?