NEC Bid Leads UK Casino Race - Thursday 16th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the icBirmingham: "The bid for a 'Style City' super-casino at the National Exhibition Centre has emerged as a front-runner in an independent inquiry commissioned by the Government.

"Blackpool, seen as favourite to win the competition for a regional super-casino, was ruled out of the race because it does not have enough space.

"The conclusions are in a report from planning consultancy Roger Tym & Partners for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, although Government officials insisted no decisions had been made about where the super-casino will go.

"…It highlights Birmingham as a potential super-casino site, although it appears to refer to Solihull's plans for a facility by the NEC rather than rival proposals for a gaming complex at Birmingham City Football Club's proposed new stadium in Saltley…"

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