Leaked Letters Confirm Fate Of UK Supercasino

Prime Minister Gordon Brown was yesterday accused of leaving the gambling industry "in turmoil" after leaked letters indicated Labour will give the go ahead to 16 large and small casinos around Britain but scrap the supercasino planned for Manchester.The letters to officials in Scotland and Wales confirmed that the Prime Minister will allow 16 large and small casinos to be built in towns and cities around the UK, in the locations originally recommended by the Casino Advisory Panel.

The decision will be officially announced to MPs within weeks but is already set to spark legal action from Manchester city officials. Others said the Government's policy was confused and that it had "dithered" over its decision about the casinos.

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