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NEC Pushed to Decide on Super-Casino

8 December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by icBirmingham: "The National Exhibition Centre has been told by one of its own board members to put its plans for a super-casino on the table or withdraw from the race.

"Ken Hardeman - Birmingham cabinet member for regeneration - said the NEC had failed on several occasions to publish details of its proposals and risked being overlooked for the multimillion pound venture.

"…The Department for Culture, Media and Sport now wants to reach a decision by next June rather than the end of 2006.

"The change gives Birmingham City Council less than six weeks to decide whether to support the NEC scheme or a rival bid for a multi-purpose sports stadium and casino by Birmingham City FC and Las Vegas Sands…"

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