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UK Denies Change of Policy

28 September 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Yorkshire Post: "The Government yesterday insisted there had been 'no change of policy' over super-casinos after claims it could back the construction of up to eight of them.

"Ministers had originally proposed allowing up to 40, before scaling down the plans to eight and finally just one in a last-minute deal with the Tories to save the Government's Gambling Bill before the General Election.

"But yesterday it was reported that Ministers could return to supporting eight which could have implications for Yorkshire.

"…But a spokesman for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport yesterday insisted that there had been 'no change of policy' despite the report, in the London Evening Standard with only one regional casino proposed…"

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