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Blackpool favored for super-casino

29 January 2007

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the BBC News: "Britain's first super-casino should be built in Blackpool, according to an independent think tank.

"The Centre for Cities' backing comes a day before the Casino Advisory Panel reveals its chosen location. Blackpool and Greenwich are the favourites.

"The group - part of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) - said the resort would benefit more from the casino's potential regeneration boost.

"But it warned the policy was untested and not guaranteed to succeed.

"…Researchers said the super-casino would be good for the Blackpool economy, where the number of tourists visiting is dropping by up to 2% each year…"

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