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Edinburgh Casino Gets Green Light

27 June 2006

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As reported by the Scotsman News: "A £7 million casino on the site of a former Fountainbridge nightclub has been given the go-ahead after its operator agreed to close one of its other outlets in the Capital.

"The Stanley Circus Casino plan was rejected by the city's licensing board in March when licensing convener Phil Attridge said there was 'ample provision' for casino members in Edinburgh.

"However, the company submitted a fresh application yesterday agreeing to surrender the licence for one of its three other sites in Edinburgh - the Stanley Berkeley on Rutland Place - as soon as the new casino on the site of the former Eros/Elite nightclub at Fountainpark opens for business.

"But there was further disappointment for Grosvenor Casinos, whose bid to turn the former Palais de Danse in Fountainbridge into a casino was turned down by the board for a second time in three months, less than a week after the scheme was given planning permission.

"…The Fountainpark development, which would be the largest casino in the city, would boast a full range of gaming and state-of-the-art facilities in comfortable surroundings, including a proper lounge bar and dedicated car parking.

"The new casino would feature 16 tables for games, five more than the Stanley Berkeley, as well as eight American roulette tables - an increase of four…"

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