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NEC Favored for Casino Site

14 September 2005

BIRMINGHAM, England – As reported by the icBirmingham News: "The battle to identify a site for a West Midlands super casino swung decisively behind the National Exhibition Centre last night.

"Birmingham City Council voted in principle to ask the Government for a regional casino, with the leaders of the two main political parties expressing support for the NEC over a rival £217 million bid by Birmingham City Football Club.

"Tory council leader Mike Whitby and Labour opposition leader Sir Albert Bore said they thought the NEC site would be preferable because it was away from housing and the sensitive Muslim communities of the inner city…"

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