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In the year that Solverde proudly celebrates four decades of solid growth, we decided to surprise you with a renewed image, a bolder approach and many new features that we want to share with you.

Five casinos and four hotels are the starting point for unique experiences. From accommodation to fun, including thematic programmes, sports competitions and cultural events, among many other irresistible proposals, our team is at your entire disposal so that, upon each visit, you leave any of our units with a desire to return.

We want to ensure that you spend the Best Moments in our company.
 
 
Manuel Violas
Chairman of the Solverde Group

 
 
 
 

Chronology


 
 

1972

On 12 April, Manuel de Oliveira Violas founded Solverde - Sociedade de Investimentos Turísticos da Costa Verde S.A, leading a group of investors from the region of Espinho.

Dedicated to the tourist industry, Solverde was created in order to combine leisure, entertainment, culture, investment and employment.

1973

It obtained the gambling concession in Espinho and started to operate in 1974.

1982

Inauguration of the current building of the Casino Espinho. At the time of inauguration, it was considered the largest in the country and possibly in Europe in floor area.

1984

Construction of Hotel Apartamento Solverde, in Espinho.

1988

Renewal of the gambling concession until 2008.

1989

Inauguration of Hotel Solverde SPA & Wellness Center, located in Granja beach, considered to be a "five-star” haven due to its excellent infrastructures, beachfront and quality of services provided.

1991

Upon the death of its founder, Manuel de Oliveira Violas, the management of the group passed to his son Manuel Violas.

1992

Solverde was recognised as the best company in the hotel industry.

1995

Casino Espinho underwent a profound renovation with the goal, which was achieved, to become the largest and most prestigious show room of Porto and the entire North of the country.

1996

The Algarve Casinos (Vilamoura and Monte Gordo) started to operate.

1997

Solverde’s Silver Jubilee and opening of Hotel Algarve Casino, which was the first casino-hotel in the country.

2001

More remodelling in Casino Espinho that made it one of the most modern in Europe.

2002

Awarded the gambling concession in Vidago-Pedras Salgadas.

2003

Remodelling of Hotel Algarve Casino.

2008

The Casino of Hotel Casino Chaves started operating in January and the Hotel Casino Chaves opened in June.

2009

Remodelling of space and number of slot machines in Casino Espinho, Casino Vilamoura, Hotel Algarve Casino and Hotel Casino Chaves.

2012

Solverde celebrates 40 years of activity.