The Olympic Casino sees the New Year in with opening the second casino in Tartu

Posted on 30.12.2005

In the very first minutes of the coming New Year 2006 a new Olympic Casino Tropicana will be opened in Annelinna Shopping Centre, Tartu. The slot machines in the second Olympic Casino of Tartu will be switched on precisely at midnight to see the New Year in, but visitors are expected already at 23.00, when free drinks and snack are offered.

The second Olympic Casino of Tartu is located on the ground floor of the Annelinna Shopping Centre at 43 Kalda Road. The entertainment hall is open 24 hours a day, it covers 204 square metres and you can try your luck on 38 slot machines. On New Year’s Eve the tropical style casino opens exactly at 23.00. And the visitors are welcome to help themselves to free drinks and snacks. The slot machines are switched on at midnight; the first winners will get also tempting extra prizes.

The opening of the Olympic Casino also comprises an automobile jackpot campaign; with the tempting sporting style yellow Mazda RX-8. The automobile jackpot comprises both of the Tartu Olympic Casinos and the prize will be played out in the coming month of June. In order to take part in the campaign you have to obtain a ticket, which is distributed on the basis of certain combinations on slot machines and tables, intermediate lotteries will be conducted from January to June.

Tarmo Kase – the Manager of the Olympic Casino said that they invested 11 million kroons into the new casino and 12 new people were employed. Up to now there has been only one Olympic Casino in the centre of Tartu at 9/10 Poe Street. The newly opened Tropicana is only a slot-machine casino, but in the casino at Poe Street you find slot machine on the ground floor and try your luck behind the tables located on the first floor. Altogether 50 people are employed in the Olympic Casinos of Tartu.

Most machines in the new hall are totally new and belong to the best models of slot machines produced by IGT and Atronic. "I would like to point about that five slot-machines are connected to a new Cash Fever jackpot system and offer the players additional chances of winning," said Tarmo Kase. "For example, in the Rocca al Mare Centre in Tallinn the Cash Fever jackpot system, which unites four slot-machines has risen over 860 000 kroons and it may be won even in case of playing with 1-kroon input. The same kind of large winnings will certainly become usual in Tartu as well."

The Olympic Casino Eesti AS was founded in 1993 and today it belongs to the Olympic Entertainment Group, which is the biggest gambling establishment in the Baltic States. The Olympic Entertainment Group owns 17 casinos in Estonia, 38 in Latvia, 7 in Lithuania and 4 in the Ukraine. The Olympic Casino in the Baltic States and the Ukraine employs more than 1900 people. The company’s working arrangements correspond to the requirements of the international quality standard ISO 9001. The Olympic Casino is the sponsor of the Estonian Olympic Committee and a full member of the European Casino Association (ECA).

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