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THE British Casino Association (BCA) yesterday lost its London High Court challenge over government plans for 17 new casinos, including the first Las Vegas-style "supercasino".
GLASGOW has vowed to re-enter the race to host Britain's first "supercasino" if the government decides to resurrect plans scuppered by the House of Lords on Wednesday night.
PLANS for Britain's first super-casino were in tatters last night after the House of Lords inflicted a shock defeat on the government, forcing a rethink by ministers.
CULTURE Secretary Tessa Jowell has refused to drop an all-or-nothing ultimatum to MPs over supercasinos, despite a late Tory decision to vote alongside Labour rebels.
PEERS grilled the government last night over alleged flaws in deciding where Britain's first supercasino should be built.
GLASGOW City Council spent between a third and a quarter as much on its pitch to host the UK's first super-casino as its rivals, despite being one of the favourites to win the bid.
CULTURE Secretary Tessa Jowell was warned today she faces formidable opposition in Parliament to siting Britain's first super-casino in Manchester.
BOOKMAKER Ladbrokes has confirmed it is planning a bid to run Britain's first Las Vegas-style supercasino as it unveiled better-than-expected profits for 2006 at £246.5 million.
BETTING and gaming group Ladbrokes said it would bid to run Britain's first super casino as it unveiled an annual pretax profit of £246.5 million.
LADBROKES is being tipped to announce an interest in running Britain's first supercasino when it unveils its 2006 results this week.
POOR Blackpool. The town of winter lights, kiss-me-quick hats and donkey rides was on its knees, pleading for one last chance to reclaim its former glory. If the contestants for Britain's only supercasino licence were poker players, then Blackpool was the one sweating through its shirt and trembling at the prospect of losing.
OUR society is going to the dogs, according to press headlines on gambling.
ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has voiced concern about the new super-casino destined for Manchester.
A LACK of support from the Scottish Executive was last night blamed for Glasgow missing out on hosting Britain's first supercasino at Ibrox, the ground of Rangers FC.
STRANRAER is not a town that indulges in hyperbole. A place with just 10,000 people, its main claim to fame is the unremarkable boast that it hosts Scotland's second-busiest passenger terminal.
A SHOCK decision today saw Manchester announced as the host city for the UK's first Las Vegas-style supercasino.
GLASGOW has vowed to press ahead with plans to build a 'super-casino' even if it fails in its bid to be chosen as the site of a new complex this week.