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St. Lucia to Open First Casino, Hoping to Boost Island's Tourism Industry

31 January 2006

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- As reported by the Associated Press: "St. Lucian authorities have approved plans for the first casino in the eastern Caribbean island, hoping to boost 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, Mississippi.

"Treasure Bay said the 15,000 square-foot casino would be built 10 miles north of the capital, Castries, and would employ 300 full-time workers..."

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