UK Conservatives Against Raising Super-Casino Numbers - Friday 28th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the Financial Times: "The gaming industry's hopes for more Las Vegas-style super-casinos will be dashed tomorrow when the Conservatives rule out their support for plans to increase the number of properties.

"Only one super-casino will be built following changes to gambling laws although the government has indicated it would be prepared to increase the number if there were sufficient cross-party support.

"However, the Tories will outline their opposition to an increase at a special seminar that will be attended by groups such as the Salvation Army and GamCare, which helps problem gamblers.

"In a letter sent to Tory MPs this week, Hugo Swire, the shadow culture secretary, called on his colleagues to stress their opposition to more super-casinos…"

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