The ambitious Gran Scala project announced in November 2007 is on track for a 2012 opening. So said Paul Stephan Allegrini, managing director of International Leisure Development, in an interview with Spanish-language business news site CincoDias.com.
Allegrini said that when it opens, Gran Scala will already be one of the biggest casino developments in Europe. The entire project, though, will not be completed until 2020.
Development is expected to be near the town of Ontiñena, a two-and-a-half hour drive from Barcelona and five hours from Madrid.
Gran Scala is a total concept development that incorporates casinos, hotels, museums and theme parks, all located in a relatively isolated desert in the Aragon region of northeastern Spain.