Mega-Casino Site Rejected - Thursday 30th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Scotsman: "A £7 million mega-casino on the site of a former nightclub in Fountainbridge has been knocked back by city licensing chiefs.

"The Stanley Circus Casino looked set to be built at the site of the former Eros/Elite nightclub at Fountainpark, after it got the go-ahead from council planners last month.

"But the licensing board rejected the bid, saying official figures of casino usage showed demand was already met in Edinburgh.

"A separate bid to turn the Mecca Palais bingo club in Fountainbridge into a Grosvenor Casino was also rejected.

"The decisions are a major blow for the gaming industry, as they appear to rule out any future stand-alone casinos. But casinos incorporated into other developments may still get approval…"

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