Espanyol threatened by Eurovegas plan

The billionaire behind plans to build a Las Vegas-style casino strip in Barcelona wanted to demolish Espanyol's Cornellà-El Prat home.

Barcelona councillor Lluis Recoder has revealed in an interview with RAC1 radio that the wife of Sheldon Adelson – one of the richest men in the United States thanks to the casinos he runs in Las Vegas – suggested knocking down the stadium because it was a 'hindrance' to the controversial Eurovegas gambling project.

“Adelson's wife, Miriam, didn't know it was Espanyol's stadium,” stated Recorder. “She said: 'Why don't they knock it down?' I told her, no way!”

Recoder also claimed that Adelson wanted to move Barcelona's El Prat airport.

“That explains the mentality of the people we were negotiating with,” he lamented.

Barcelona eventually lost out to Madrid in the project, which will see Adelson build a casino strip on the outskirts of the Spanish capital.

It is hoped the construction will create thousands of jobs and provide a major boost to Spain's ailing economy.

Espanyol moved into the 42,500-seat Cornellà-El Prat in 2009, after over a decade spent renting the Montjuïc Olympic stadium in the city following the closure of their old home in Sarrià.

With rich businessmen coming in and trying to drastically alter the history and appearance of towns, it's no wonder that more and more people are choosing to play at online casinos. Not only does it help preserve the traditions of local areas, but there is also a huge range of games.

Both table games and slot machines that are not available in most land-based casinos, mainly due to their size compared to the massive range available online.

At online websites such as Lucky Nugget there is a huge range of over 400+ plus slots, coupled with massive varietys of table games such as European and US roulette, blackjack and keno. With all this choice you won't need to visit a land based casino again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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