Paris will need to be reclassified as a tourist resort if casinos are to replace the notoriously corrupt cercles de jeux.
The French government has had it with the standard cercles de jeux but Vegas is not the Parisian mayor’s ‘cup of tea,’ apparently.
That means Paris will probably reject the concept of a large Vegas-style casino in favor of little and select London-style gambling clubs, like Crockfords or the Ritz Club.
The us government is looking to relax a 1907 law that banned casinos from running within 100 kilometers (62 kilometers) of Paris, and is said to be keen on the concept of the large-scale casino and the funds it might bring.
A report presented week that is last Ile de France prefect Jean-Pierre Duport concluded that the Vegas-style location could garner around €46million ($52 million) in taxes per 12 months.
The deciding vote, but, lies with Socialist town mayor Anne Hildag, who reported this week that such establishments are not her proverbial steaming hot drink, an idiom, by the way, that apparently translates sentence after sentence and has the same figurative meaning.
Which all means it’s likely Paris will turn to the traditional London model, of heavily regulated and very exclusive membership clubs, so that you can replace the difficult cercles de jeux. The clubs that are new which would provide table games but no slots, could be up and running as early as next year.