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UK casino plans in jeopardy

23 July 2007

UNITED KINGDOM -- As reported by the UK Daily Mail: "Labour's plans for a gambling revolution are in ruins in the wake of Gordon Brown's dramatic decision to axe plans for Britain's first supercasino.

"Those councils awarded licences for smaller casinos have been asked if they still want them by Culture Secretary James Purnell.

"But only four of the 16 say they will definitely go ahead with the plans, the Daily Mail can reveal.

"Plans for Manchester's supercasino were dropped amid concerns it would lead to a surge in gambling addiction and crime.

"...The move has triggered widespread confusion among the councils that were given the green light for smaller venues..."

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