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Yarmouth Bets on Revamped UK Casino Plans

30 January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the EDP24: "Momentum is building behind a rethink on the number of pilot super casinos in Britain - and Yarmouth could be set to reap the benefit.

"…Eleven local authorities around Britain have joined together to campaign for a change in the legislation, which currently states that only one regional - or super - casino will be given a license.

"That decision was made on the eve of the general election by Labour, which had initially been pushing for eight licenses but backed down to avoid a potentially embarrassing defeat.

"But now the local authorities, mindful that Blackpool is the run-away favourite for the one licence up for grabs, want MPs to reconsider their decision before that decision is made by the end of the year.

"Yarmouth is one of the councils which have joined together to lobby parliament, along with Birmingham, Cardiff, Coventry, Glasgow, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Trafford (Manchester), Southend and Havering (Essex)…"

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