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Manchester supercasino scrapped

22 January 2008

UNITED KINGDOM -- As reported by the UK Telegraph: "Plans to build a 'supercasino' are to be dropped by the Government but 16 smaller casinos will be given the go-ahead, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

"A review of the Gambling Act, which cleared the way for eight new 'small' casinos, eight "large" ones and a massive regional gambling centre in Manchester has concluded all except the supercasino should be granted licences.

"Last January a run-down area of Manchester was chosen as the location for Britain's first Las Vegas-style supercasino, which was to contain as many as 1,250 unlimited-jackpot slot machines.

"...In one of his first acts as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown effectively killed off the supercasino by ordering a review of the entire scheme..."

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