Cities Unite to Change UK Super-Casino Decision - Thursday 26th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the icBirmingham: "Birmingham and Coventry have joined forces with more than 20 local authorities in urging the Government to reconsider its decision to license only one UK super-casino.

"The move came after it emerged that more than 40 applications to establish an American-style gaming outlet have been received by the Casino Advisory Panel.

"The panel chairman, Professor Stephen Crow, will later this year recommend to Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell the preferred location for a single super-casino.

"…A joint statement signed by Birmingham, Coventry, London boroughs and other councils urged Ms Jewell to allow up to eight super-casinos to be licensed in order to meet growing public demand for such facilities.

"Although Ministers originally favoured up to eight, they were forced to compromise on one super-casino following a revolt by backbench MPs before last year's General Election…"

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