Today, October 12, 2017, it was announced that the casino of Middelkerke will soon officially close its doors. The building on the dike of Middelkerke is one of the most iconic buildings by the sea, but is very old, poorly maintained and tired. Before the casino closes, a final tour will be given on Saturday. Not just anyone, but Margriet Hermans. She and her family come to collect memories in the old casino.
A tired casino
The casino in Middelkerke used to be incredibly popular. Now you can best describe the building as "tired". The building has been neglected and you can see this not only inside but also outside. All furniture that was still somewhat usable has already been removed from the casino. The people who go with Margriet Hermans' tour are walking through a stripped building.
A new casino in Middelkerke
There will be a new casino in Middelkerke, although not everyone is happy with that. Many people wanted to preserve the old casino of the coastal village, one of the most iconic buildings on the dike. Ultimately this did not succeed and the construction of a new casino continues. However, everyone is happy that a new casino is coming to Middelkerke, because they certainly love to gamble here. It is not yet known when the new casino will be opened.