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Dome Advertising Stirs up Controversy

5 September 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Time: "The supercasinos storm has taken another controversial turn after it emerged that the owners of the Dome are already advertising for croupiers even before they have secured a licence.

"The website run by Dome owners Anschutz Entertainment Group, whose boss Philip Anschutz entertained John Prescott at his California ranch, details 20 different recruitment opportunities at the site, including 'croupier work'.

"The revelation will strengthen suspicions that AEG's close links to Government mean it has already secured a head start over the six other councils bidding to run Britain's first supercasino or has even been given private assurances that it will get the licence.

"The head of the Casinos Advsisory Panel, which is supposed to select the winner, has already admitted that the Dome has a head start because building work on the casino has already begun at the Dome, now called The O2…"

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