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February 23, 2006

St. Lucia approves plan for island’s first casino

CASTRIES, St. Lucia

St. Lucian authorities have approved plans for the first casino in the eastern Caribbean island, hoping to give a boost to the country’s vital tourist industry.

The casino, which will include 350 slot machines and 14 gaming tables, is scheduled to open by December, according to the management company, Treasure Bay Corp. LLC of Biloxi, Miss.

Treasure Bay said the casino would be built 15 kilometres north of the capital, Castries, and would employ 300 full-time workers.

Associated Press

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