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UK City's Casino Chances Fading

11 October 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by icBirmingham: "Coventry's chances of winning Government approval for a super-casino are fading by the day, according to a senior member of Birmingham City Council's cabinet.

"Ken Hardeman, who holds the regeneration portfolio and is a leading supporter of Birmingham City Football Club's bid for a casino, insisted intense lobbying of MPs by backers of the Coventry scheme would make no difference.

"He said Birmingham remained confident that an attempt to secure a casino at the Ricoh stadium, home of Coventry City FC, would not meet a Government stipulation that American-style gaming centres must drive economic regeneration…"

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