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UK court examines casino rules

4 April 2007

LONDON, England – As reported by Reuters: "The High Court is to review rules surrounding new UK casinos to answer operators' complaints that existing venues would be hit hard by a planned wave of Las Vegas-style casinos.

"The three-day hearing is to take place by May 25 to allow time for any necessary legislative changes to be made before the new regulations take effect on Sept. 1.

"Operators have complained that existing casinos would be at a disadvantage as the new, larger, casinos will be allowed more highly profitable slot machines, than current ones.

"…The British Casino Association (BCA) said it was asking the High Court to order the Secretary of State to look again at the new rules…"

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