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Bedford Shows its Hand on Casino Bid

21 February 2006

BEDFORD, UK -- As reported by Bedford Today: "Bosses at the Town Hall have expressed an interest in bringing a new casino to Bedford.

"Under The Gambling Act recently passed by parliament, three new types of casino will operate in Britain. The plans are for one regional casino, eight large casinos and eight small casinos.

"Bedford Borough Council wrote to the Casino Advisory Panel (CAP) detailing its interest in housing one of the eight small or medium casinos for the town last month.

"...The Government has stated the casinos would not only offer a range of gambling facilities, but could include hotel accommodation, conference facilities, restaurants, bars and other leisure attractions.

"CAP will recommend its preferred areas to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by the end of 2006..."

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