Industry Threats To Sue Over Casino Sites Decision

The British Casino Association, chaired by Viscountess Cobham, has reportedly secured the services of Michael Beloff QC with the intent of taking on the UK government to redress unfair competition they believe has been created by the Gambling Act.

When on 30th January 2007, UK culture secretary Tessa Jowell announced the recommendations of the Casino Advisory Panel regarding the proposed location of one regional, eight large and eight small casinos, the decision to allocate the “super casino” license to Manchester provoked calls for a review of the decision. The industry has now gone one stage further by threatening a court challenge according to reports in the Times newspaper.

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