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Supercasino plans ditched over concerns

27 February 2008

LONDON, England -- As reported by the This is London: "Labour admitted yesterday it ditched plans to build a supercasino because of concerns over problem gambling, crime and family breakdown.

"After opposition from churches, charities and doctors, Andy Burnham finally killed off the scheme to build a Las Vegas-style gambling palace.

"...Mr Burnham confirmed, however, that he was pressing ahead with plans for 16 smaller casinos offering slot machines with £4,000 jackpots.

"...He told the Commons there was 'no consensus' on building a supercasino and said there had been concerns over problem gambling..."

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