Another Chance For A New Blackpool Casino

Another Chance For A New Blackpool Casino

Another Chance

This is not the first time there has been talk of another Casino in Blackpool, way back when all 2005 Gaming Act was released Blackpool was hot on the bid to get the “Super Casino” which of course never happened. Could Blackpool sustain another casino? At present there is 4 Casinos already there in what some would say an already overcrowded market place. Grosvenor Blackpool, Genting Blackpool, Paris Casino and Coral Casino. Would a large licence Casino bring in more people or just kill one or two of the other Casinos ?

Another Chance

Blackpool’s casino dream could be back on the cards after Prime Minister David Cameron told The Gazette his Government would look “favourably” on a fresh bid for a licence.

Although a Las Vegas-style supercasino remains off-limits, Mr Cameron has suggested the resort could still be considered for one of the remaining casino licences issued as part of the 2005 Gambling Act.

So far only two casinos approved following the relaxation of betting rules are up and running, out of 16 licences which were handed out.

Now Blackpool Council, which is still searching for a multi-million pound investment for the old Central Station site, has indicated it could pursue a gaming licence once more.

It is believed behind the scenes that securing more than one of the smaller licences could create a cluster of casinos bringing hotels,conference facilities and entertainment venues with it.

Full Story in the Blackpool Gazette

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