Tuesday, January 30, 2007

And the Super Casino Goes To....

....Manchester.

Contrary to speculation and expectation, Manchester beat out London and Blackpool to win the race to build the UK's first 'super casino'- the close, but not quite Las Vegas style casino.

The 'super' that makes it a super casino is that it will be allowed to have 1250 slots with unlimited jackpot prizes - instead of the restricted 2000GBP machines allowed currently.

A number of 'large' casinos were also named in: Great Yarmouth, Hull, Newham, Middlesbrough, Solihull, Milton Keynes, Leeds and Southampton and 'small' casino licenses in: Bath and North East Somerset, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lindsey, Luton, Scarborough, Swansea, Torbay and Wolverhampton

Of course every politician is now freaking out. They would never go to Vegas. Never. Never. Never.

Source: Manchester wins super-casino race