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Blackpool Bid Receives Support

24 August 2006

BLACKPOOL, England – As reported by This is Lancashire: " Support for Blackpool's casino bid has poured in from groups and members of the public according to staff at the Casino Advisory Panel (CAP).

"Details of the comments from 25 letters of support and three letters opposing the resort's bid for the UK's first and only regional casino licence were published on the CAP website yesterday.

"Some writers said the casino would give Blackpool a much-needed boost and claimed overwhelming support for the bid while others expressed scepticism of the economic and regenerative benefits and said transport links were inadequate.

"But these details only relate to letters received until July 8 and Kate Rounce, a member of the Casino Advisory Panel Secretariat, who was responsible for receiving letters of support and objection said more arrived after the date.

"…The news follows the announcement of the 14 organisations and individuals invited to join members of the Casino Advisory Panel at an examination in public at the Imperial Hotel on September 8…"

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