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    Westin Casino

    While we were in Aruba Oct 23-30, 2010.

    We were told the Westin CLOSED. Something about unpaid taxes or something. Does anyone know any more about this?

    I thought people should know.
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    The Westin RESORT has NOT closed.

    The Westin's casino closed.

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    Thank You Arubalisa .... I wasn't sure. When I drove by that week it looked very empty.
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    Bank takes up casino Westin
    October 26, 2010, 14:01 (GMT -04:00)
    http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_80124.php

    ORANJESTAD - The Casablanca Casino in the Westin Hotel in Palm Beach yesterday afternoon by order of the bailiff closed. ORANGE CITY - The Casablanca Casino in the Westin Hotel in Palm Beach yesterday afternoon by order of the bailiff closed. Dozens of employees of the casino are sent home until further notice. Dozens of employees of the casino are sent home Until Further Notice.

    Reportedly, the Aruba Investment Bank (AIB) confiscated the casino because a large payment arrears. Reportedly, the Aruba Investment Bank (AIB) confiscated the casino becauses a large payment Arrears. The bank had lent money casino slot machines for purchase. The bank had lent money casino slot machines for purchase. This loan was not repaid. This loan was not repaid.

    Because the loan was not repaid in full or not, the bank went to court. Because the loan was not repaid in full or not, the bank went to court. AIB was here recently by the court was told that they seized, conducted. Recently AIB was here by the court, was Told That They seized, Conducted. The AIB bank was unavailable for comment this morning. The AIB bank was unavailable for comment this morning. The Director of the Westin Hotel Richard Roy was not reachable by phone. The Director of the Westin Hotel Richard Roy was not reachable by phone. Director of Operations, Dan Tanner of the Westin could not comment on the closure of the casino. Director of Operations, Dan Tanner of the Westin Could not comment on the closure of the casino. "Something is going on with the administration, but I can not say more." He emphasized that the casino is operated by the hotel not only by one third. "Something is going on with the administration, but I can not say more." He is an emphasized thats the casino operated by the hotel not only by one third. It would be here to see the company go Belfonti Capital Partners, said morning newspaper Bon Dia. It Would be here to see the company go Belfonti Capital Partners, said morning newspaper Bon Dia. The paper further writes that the employees of the casino, which has been sent home yesterday, today an interview with Otmar Oduber minster (AVP) for Tourism, Labour and Transport have. Further the paper writes thats the employees of the casino, Which Has Been sent home yesterday, today an interview with Otmar Oduber minster (AVP) for Tourism, Labour and Transport have. During this conversation, workers will learn about the situation and the steps taken to solve problems. During this conversation, willing workers learn about the situation and the steps taken to solve problems. Focus of this is the casino as quickly as possible to reopen and the workers back to work. Focus of This is the casino as Quickly as Possible to reopen and the workers back to work.

    Amigoe also know that the casino was for sale for years. Also Amigoe know thats the casino was for sale for years. Despite several attempts, sales not. Despite Several Attempts, not sales. In recent months the casino operator could also meet the rent. In recent months the casino operator could-Also the test runs. What about the payment of the casino staff was not very morning Labor Department to find out. What about the payment of the casino staff was not very morning Labor Department to find out.

    In recent years, various casinos find themselves in difficulty in Aruba. In recent years, Various Artists Find Themselves in Difficulty casinos in Aruba. Renewed efforts for example La Cabana Casino again to reactivate and Key Largo by large U.S. investors came to nothing. Renewed Efforts for example La Cabana Casino again to reactivate and Key Largo by large U.S. investors Came to nothing. Key Largo Recently, a new owner who has plans for this casino again. Key Largo Recently, a new owner Who has plans for this casino again. Besides struggling at the nearby Radisson hotel casino with operating problems. Besides struggling at the nearby Radisson hotel casino with operating problems.

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    Reason for attachment on casino unclear
    27 Okt, 2010, 09:10 (GMT -04:00)
    http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_80179.php

    ORANJESTAD — The AIB (Aruba Investment Bank) will soon come with an explanation on their attachment of the Casablanca Casino in the Westin Hotel Monday afternoon. Until now, AIB director Frendsel Giel only wants to say that AIB had indeed placed an attachment. He did not want to reveal the how and when ‘because they are still a client’, but said he would come with an explanation soon.

    The director of Westin, Richard Roy also says he cannot comment on the case. “The management of the casino has nothing to do with the hotel,” says Roy. According to him, Aruba Hotel Enterprises (AHE) deals with the casino. This organization subsequently contracted it out to Diamond Gaming of Belfonti Capital, according to the director. Roy is also aware that AIB has a conflict with this Diamond Gaming and that the bank took them to court.

    For that matter, Westin ‘was surprised just like everyone else’ when AIB placed the attachment last Monday. “We knew something was going on, but we had not expected the casino would be closed down.” He can therefore only offer apologies to his hotel guests who wish to make use of the casino.

    The morning newspaper Bon Dia reports that AHE will be taking over the casino and the personnel, and that it would re-open within one month. However, AHA director Hans Schalling could not be reached by telephone this morning.


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    Thanks, ArubaLisa. I heard the Radisson and Occidental are also run by the same managment company. Any word about them?

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    Looked inside were the Casino used to be at the Westin the room was completely empty

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    empty of people or empty of stuff?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
    Looked inside were the Casino used to be at the Westin the room was completely empty

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    empty of stuff

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    How sad to see it empty but hopefully it will be up and running again shortly

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