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UK Casino Opens Doors

23 November 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Sunderland Today: "Sunderland's new state-of-the-art casino is set to throw open its doors – and we've been given a sneak preview.

"Punters have been testing the tables at the Gala Casino, in the city's River Quarter, all week and chipping in with their thoughts.

"Now, the hi-tech casino is ready to welcome revellers with a launch night tipped by bosses to be the biggest party the city has ever seen.

"General manager Phil Tait said he is looking forward to unveiling the venue to the masses.

"…With 21 gaming tables – nearly triple the number at Gala's old North Bridge Street venue – the 28,000 sq ft casino will offer games including American roulette, blackjack, jackpot stud poker and brag.

"It will house 40 slot machines, dropping jackpots of up to £4,000 a time, and an 'e-lounge' where gamblers can bet using electronic touchpads.

"Planners have even taken Wearside's love of football into account, with a giant suspended glass screen showing the latest Black Cats' action – technology never used before in any of the company's 28 UK casinos…"

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