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Betting in Girne

Published on: 08/08/2016

Kyrenia, otherwise known as Girne, is a city located on the northern coast of the island of Cyprus. The area is steeped in history, with a particular point of interest being its harbour and ancient castle. There are indications from archaeological findings that Girne was first inhabited in 5.800-3,000 BC. It was then founded by the Achaeans after the Trojan War and later by Romans, Byzantines, English, Venetians, Ottomans, British and Greek.

In 1960, Cyprus became independent. However, tensions remained between the Turkish and Greeks Cypriots. In 1974, Turkey invaded and took control of Girne, eventually creating the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.” The Greek Cypriot population diminished to the point of the city becoming a town. Today, Girne’s population is roughly 22,000.

Girne is a popular holiday destination, with its warm climate, beautiful beaches and Mediterranean cuisine. It offers an array of entertainment options, from orchid walks, Kyrenia Range Walks, turtle watching at the Bay Dive Centre, scuba diving, paragliding, golfing, yacht sailing, casino gambling, music concerts, theatre productions, flower shows and festivals. In fact, there are endless recreational activities to attract visitors.

The Casino Galaxia within the Oscar Hotel has 160 games machines and 10 gaming tables. The resort also includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a Turkish bath and spa plus access to a private beach. The Vuni Palace Hotel is attached to “Viva! Casino Cyprus”. The complex offers 164 games machines and 19 gaming tables as well as bars and restaurants.

The Cratos Premium Hotel & Casino is another beach front establishment. Customers can enjoy its numerous games machines and gaming tables around the clock, not to mention its various bars and restaurants. The Malpas Hotel & Casino is located inland and offers games machines, gambling tables, restaurants, jazz bar and a night club.

At the Dome Hotel & Casino, players can enjoy the restaurant and bar as well as 150 slots machines and eight gambling tables. Another venue nearby known as the Rocks Hotel & Casino, features Texas hold’em, blackjack and roulette. It also boasts six restaurants, pool, spa and a private beach. The top-class Savoy Ottoman Palace & Casino has 160 slot machines, 19 gambling tables, three restaurants, a bar, private beach and even a Turkish Bath Health Club.

The Casino Liman is situated right beside the harbour. The casino is incorporated into the Limani Hotel. Moving away from the harbour one will find the Colony Sporting Club. This establishment also comprises of a hotel and a casino. The Jasmine Court Hotel & Casino is a vast establishment with over 650 gaming machines and 22 gambling tables, plus half a dozen restaurants and three bars. Another company called the Grand Casinos Group (part of Voyager Cyprus Ltd) manages the Mercure Cyprus Casino Resort and the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino.