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Blackpool proceeds with super-casino plans

3 August 2007

BLACKPOOL, England -- As reported by the Blackpool Citizen: "Blackpool looks set to continue with its super-casino plans, despite the Government's apparent change of heart on the issue.

"Less than a month ago Prime Minister Gordon Brown suggested that his Government may not hand out a super-casino licence at all, but that hasn't stopped ReBlackpool submitting an outline planning application for the site.

"Regeneration bosses at ReBlackpool, the group responsible for the regeneration of the resort, say they are pressing ahead with the proposals, despite the PM's saying that other forms of regeneration may be looked at in the resort.

"...The application is for two casinos, a conference centre, three hotels, state-of-the-art offices and a Winter Promenade on the 20-acre site around the old Central Station..."

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