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Blackpool Shortlisted for Super-Casino

International News Brief: Supporters of Blackpool’s bid to host the UK’s first ever regional super-casino have welcomed its inclusion on to the shortlist of eight possible locations.

Harrah's Exec Visits Blackpool

International News Brief: A representative from Harrah’s Entertainment is visiting Blackpool for talks about developing a super casino in the resort town.

UK Councillors Want Casino Referendum

International News Brief: The Blackpool, Cleveleys and Fleetwood Liberal Democrats branch feels the public has not had enough say on the super-casino plans and has called for a postal ballot to determine the council's policy.

Blackpool Unveils Plans

International News Brief: Blackpool Council has formally unveiled its plans to bid for a regional or super-casino to the Casino Advisory Panel later this month.

Blackpool Supporters Dismiss Report

International News Brief: Supporters of Blackpool’s bid to host the UK’s only permitted regional super-casino have dismissed comments in a government-commissioned report that stated that the town had ‘no space’ for a site on such a scale.

Study Warns Blackpool Plans Flawed

International News Brief: Dreams of a rejuvenated Blackpool through Las Vegas-style casinos are seriously flawed and could damage the resort's economy, a new study has warned.

UK Casino Panel Accused of Playing Favorites

International News Brief: The panel set up to advise the government on the location of the UK's first super-casino has been accused of secretly ‘singling out’ Blackpool ahead of Glasgow and Cardiff.

Grosvenor Casino Hit by Fire

International News Brief: Gamblers were evacuated today when fire broke out at Grosvenor Casino in the Sandcastle complex on Blackpool Promenade at around 3am.

Inside Gaming: Downtown Downturn: Four Hotels, Few Takers

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

Hilton Unveils Blackpool Plans

International News Brief: Hotel giant Hilton hopes to take advantage of planned gambling law changes by building a £600m super casino and retail complex in Blackpool.

Struggling Resort Dreams of a Date With Lady Luck

International News Brief: To recapture its popularity, Blackpool is banking on legislation that would bring Vegas-style gambling resorts to Britain, where casinos are small, highly restricted and free of glitz.

UK Resort Town Welcomes Gambling Report

International News Brief: Council leaders in Blackpool have welcomed a parliamentary report into the future of Britain's gambling laws.

Skeptics Speak Out Against Blackpool Casino Resort

International News Brief: Leisure Parcs’ idea for a resort hotel-cum-megacasino in Blackpool has it’s share of skeptics who have a hard time envisioning the proposed gambling operation.

Croupier School to Open in UK

International News Brief: The first further education course for croupiers will run from next year in colleges in Blackpool, the town that is the closest Britain gets to Las Vegas.

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