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U.K. Bankbenchers Push for More Licenses

1 March 2006

GLASGOW, Scotland – As reported by the UK Evening Times: "Glasgow's battle to get the licence for the UK's only super casino was today given a major boost.

"The Government is under pressure from its own backbenchers to grant licences for more than one super casino.

"Fresh calls were made today during a debate when MPs claimed it would not be possible to measure the economic and social benefits of a super casino if only one operated on the British mainland.

"The Government had planned to grant licences for eight regional casinos but Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell was forced to backtrack shortly before last year's General Election.

"…Today ex-Labour minister Tony Lloyd said increasing the number of regional casinos was 'in the interest of Britain as a whole'.

"Having more than one was necessary to examine how to create effective partnerships between gambling firms and councils as well as assessing the commercial viability…"

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