Ibrox casino plan boost as rival bid scrapped - Monday 17th of October 2005

PLANS for a £120million super casino at Ibrox have been boosted after Manchester United scrapped proposals to build a Las Vegas-style complex at Old Trafford.

The English Premiership giants have shelved plans to build a resort complex with Las Vegas Sands.

The US gaming giant and Rangers have planning permission for a super casino at Ibrox as part of a £200m leisure and housing development.

Final approval for the giant leisure complex rests with the government, which will initially back just one site in the UK.

Manchester United dropped out of the running yesterday despite drawing up development plans for a casino complex with a five-star hotel, restaurants, a health club and sports bar.

Under the Ibrox plans, the casino would be built in a complex alongside a new Rangers megastore, shops, bars and restaurants.

The development would also include a 140 bedroom hotel, conference, banqueting and bar facilities, a fitness centre, 279 apartments and a childrens play area.

Las Vegas Sands insist the Ibrox project will go ahead ... even if Glasgow loses the race for the UKs first super-casino. PLANS for a £120million super casino at Ibrox have been boosted after Manchester United scrapped proposals to build a Las Vegas-style complex at Old Trafford.

The English Premiership giants have shelved plans to build a resort complex with Las Vegas Sands.

The US gaming giant and Rangers have planning permission for a super casino at Ibrox as part of a £200m leisure and housing development.

Final approval for the giant leisure complex rests with the government, which will initially back just one site in the UK.

Manchester United dropped out of the running yesterday despite drawing up development plans for a casino complex with a five-star hotel, restaurants, a health club and sports bar.

Under the Ibrox plans, the casino would be built in a complex alongside a new Rangers megastore, shops, bars and restaurants.

The development would also include a 140 bedroom hotel, conference, banqueting and bar facilities, a fitness centre, 279 apartments and a childrens play area.

Las Vegas Sands insist the Ibrox project will go ahead ... even if Glasgow loses the race for the UKs first super-casino.

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