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UK School Gambles on Casino Degree

30 January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Guardian: "Degree courses in roulette, blackjack and the other arts of casino management are to be offered for the first time in Britain at a specialist "gambling academy".

"The new department at Blackpool and the Fylde college, close to the resort's Golden Mile, which is earmarked for a possible super-casino, will enlist its first 350 students at the end of next month.

"They will take a curriculum accredited by City and Guilds with a choice of qualifications from GCSE to a foundation degree. Modules include the relatively exotic chance of training as a croupier to the more humdrum tasks of coin-in-the-slot machine engineering and repair…"

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