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Entertainment Central for Super-Casino Pitches

15 August 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by the Stage: "Operators bidding to launch a super-casino in Blackpool will have to make live entertainment 'central' to their pitches if they are to be successful, project organisers have stressed.

"A formal planning application has now been submitted to Blackpool council by urban regeneration company ReBlackpool. If the town is successful in its attempt to host the UK's sole super-casino, the outline proposals will form a guide for international operators when the opportunity to run the site is put out to tender.

"…While under gaming law there is a required minimum area devoted to 'non-gaming' activities - which can include performance areas - in any new casino, Blackpool is the first potential site for the super casino to insist that live entertainment be a prominent part of any future project…"

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