Old Rules Still Driving New UK Casino Growth

In addition to the 17 new casino licences authorised by the 2005 Gambling Act, there are a number of outstanding certificates of consents and licence grants in process under the provisions of the now expired 1968 Gaming Act, which may further increase the number of new casinos in Great Britain over the coming years. The 2005 Gambling Act authorises the granting of new licences for eight small, eight large and one regional casino in Great Britain. However, since the House of Lords famously rejected the Casino Advisory Panel’s (CAP) recommendations on the locations of these new facilities last March, the UK gambling industry has been awaiting with interest the Government’s plans to reintroduce proposals to authorize all or a reduced number of the new casinos.

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