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News - 29 May 2006
Brighton on the super casino longlist
Eight locations in the UK were shortlisted for a new Las Vegas style super casino on 24th May. Brighton wasn’t one of them but it is one of 31 second tier hopefuls which will compete for the final tally of 16 other smaller casinos.
Blackpool is the odds on favourite to win the right to open up the super casino which it is anticipated will lead to large scale regeneration providing hundreds of jobs and injecting millions of pounds into the local economy.
In Brighton & Hove the concept of increasing the provision for gambling is contentious with the increasingly influential Green Party vigorously opposed to the idea. There is speculation that a casino could form part of the ambitious plans to redevelop the Brighton Centre.
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