Like almost all the Belgian casinos, the Brussels casino is in a critical financial state with a loss estimated at 80 million euros. This is why the Belgian Commission for Games of Chance has sent a letter to casino managements to force them to put forward concrete measures to take their turnover out of the red before the 7th of November next. If this is not done the casino runs the risk of having its gaming licence withdrawn. It must be said that the plan put in place recently by the management which involved closing the theatre and the panoramic restaurant as well as letting 150 employees go, has borne fruit: management predicts a loss of 2 million this year compared to 10.5 million last year, a clear improvement but it’s not enough to solve the financial problems in this casino. The shareholders will have to be very active up to the date fixed by the Gaming Commission in order to keep the gaming licence.
The Brussels or Viage casino is in a difficult situation at the moment and its fate is in the hands of its directors. They will have to convince the Gaming commission that they have a solution to this grave financial problem so that they don’t take away their gaming licence. We’ll wait until the 7th of November next to learn of the fate of the Belgian casino.