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Cardiff Presents Super-Casino Bid

1 September 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the BBC News: "A hearing to put forward Cardiff's bid to site the UK's first super-casino has heard all bidders still have a chance.

"The Casino Advisory Panel chairman said it was 'wide open' between the seven locations hoping to win the licence to run a 24-hour Las Vegas-style venue.

"Only one super-casino is initially being permitted under the terms of the Gambling Act.

"…Cardiff council's bid is tied to its sports village development in Cardiff Bay, and has said it needs the casino to finish the project in time for the 2012 London Olympics, when it hopes to be a host venue.

"Tom Morgan, for Cardiff Council, told the panel that the city was uniquely placed to host the super-casino.

"He said awarding it to Cardiff would also help the UK and Wales host the Ryder Cup at Newport in 2010 and the Olympics in London two years later…"

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