05 March 2006

Clooney's big play

George Clooney to Donate Future Casino Profits to Africa's Poor
George Clooney to Donate Future Casino Profits to Africa's Poor
19 February 2006

Famous actor George Clooney recently announced plans to donate as much as a quarter of his future casino profits to the poor in Africa. The 44-year-old Oscar-nominee is currently in the first stages of developing Las Ramblas, a colossal Barcelona-inspired $4 billion hotel and casino complex in Las Vegas. The project is scheduled for completion in the beginning of 2008.

Clooney was reported as saying that the future gaming venue will require a formal dress code, unlike the informal, relaxed dress codes of other local casinos. Clooney also said that he was inspired by his childhood, when he used to watch his aunt, singer Rosemary Clooney, perform in Las Vegas casinos that required visitors to wear jackets.

Las Ramblas, slated for construction just off the Las Vegas Strip, will spread over 11 hectares and feature 11 towers, including a five-star hotel, condos, and bungalows. The future complex will also feature a spa and a health club, several restaurants, a shopping center, and a casino. In addition, the casino facility will have an open-air pedestrian promenade modeled after Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain.
Source: Big OC News Staff

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