In a statement sent to Lusa, the Casino “unequivocally” highlights the success of the project over 16 years, with an annual influx of around 1.5 million visitors, corresponding to a daily average of 4,000.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Casino Lisboa was closed for a period of nine months, having adopted the required hygiene and safety measures in the reopening, namely, the limitation of space capacity.

According to the same source, these measures had “an abysmal effect on visitor entries”, having gone from a monthly average, recorded in 2019, of 140,000 entries to 46,000 in 2020 and 36,000 in 2021.

“Habits have also changed”, says Casino Lisboa.

Casino Lisboa, in Parque das Nações, in the eastern part of the capital, was opened on April 19, 2006, having been installed in the former Pavilion of the Future of the 1998 Lisbon International Exhibition, Expo’98.

In addition to the gaming, dining and entertainment spaces, the Casino includes the Oceanos Auditorium inaugurated by Canadian soprano Natalie Choquette.

Over 16 years, the auditorium stage hosted 2,812 sessions of 155 shows, attended by 1,330,000 spectators.