Leading figures within the UK gambling industry gathered at yesterday’s Business in Sport and Leisure (BISL) conference in London said they expect an order authorising the introduction of sixteen large and small casinos in the UK to be put before Parliament before the end of the month. The fate of the so-called ‘super-casino’ remains far from clear, however.Although public debate surrounding the new casinos authorised by the 2005 Gambling Act has largely been dominated by the Casino Advisory Panel’s (CAP) controversial choice of Manchester over Blackpool as recommended location for a single Las Vegas-style casino, plans for eight large and eight small casinos have likewise been shelved since the House of Lords rejected the CAP’s findings back in March.
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