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Yarmouth casino ready to open

18 February 2008

YARMOUTH, England -- As reported by EDP24: "The race to turn Yarmouth into a Monte Carlo-style gambling capital will be stepped up later this week with the opening of a multi-million- pound casino predicted to attract up to 75,000 visitors a year.

"When Palace Casino opens on Thursday next to the existing Palace Bingo, it will take the investment of Gorleston-based entrepreneur Patrick Duffy in the town's old Tesco site to more than £9m in five years and create a further 70 jobs on top of the 35 already at the Church Plain complex.

"...And as a demonstration of his serious intent, he has already drawn up plans for his own £35m leisure development as part of a future bid.

"In a complex that would spread from the casino along The Conge to North Quay, he is proposing to transform the rundown area with a 75-bedroom hotel with five five-star suites, a conference centre, shops and leisure facilities including a multiplex cinema and ten-pin bowling..."

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