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Big Support for Newcastle Bid

1 September 2006

NEWCASTLE, England – As reported by the 24Dash News: "Newcastle's bid for a super casino and regional conference centre received a massive show of support today.

"A wide of range of companies and organisations threw their weight behind the bid as Newcastle City Council prepared to put its case to the Casino Advisory Panel at an examination in public (EiP) event next Tuesday, (Sept 5).

"The council will try to convince the panel of the merits of awarding the country's first super casino to Newcastle in a hearing attended by other invited participants.

"…Among the many organisations backing the bid are: One NorthEast, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, The Journal, Newcastle Federation Breweries, Metro operator NEXUS, Newcastle College, the North East Chamber of Commerce and Newcastle International Airport, among others.

"…Other organisations that have sent letters of support to the council include Newcastle City Centre Partnership, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, the North East Assemby, Baltic, Northumberland Tourism, the GMB, GNER, Atisreal and Utopian Leisure Group Ltd."

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