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Manchester Super Casino Plans Back On

6 January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Manchester Evening News: "Manchester's plans for a 'super- casino' are back on track after a report supported its bid over one from Blackpool.

"A £50,000 study commissioned by the city council has supported their argument that a planned Las Vegas-style resort in east Manchester is the only realistic alternative to London.

"The move comes after the crushing blow delivered by the North West Regional Assembly, which backed Blackpool as its preferred site for a super-casino.

"The council study, drawn up by consultants Europe Economics, said the Manchester proposal was 'highly competitive'.

"…The plan for east Manchester includes a £265m investment on a casino, housing and a range of leisure facilities. Developers Kerzner International have made it clear that without the casino the whole plan would be scrapped…"

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