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One 'Super Casino' Deal Saves Gambling Bill

5 April 2005

UK -- As reported by the Scotsman: "Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today conceded that there will only be one regional 'super casino', instead of the eight previously planned by ministers.

"Ms Jowell accepted the cut in a deal with shadow culture secretary John Whittingdale to save the Government's Gambling Bill before Parliament dissolves for the General Election.

"The location of the new casino will be decided by an independent panel.

" The Bill will contain a provision allowing a future government to raise the number of regional casinos back up to eight, if there is an affirmative vote in both Houses of Parliament..."

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