UK 'super-casino' plans

UK 'super-casino' plans

Tesco tipped as top survivor

TESCO has topped BDO Stow Hayward's "survivability index" – a measure of how likely the accountancy firm thinks a retailer is to withstand the recession.

All bets off for Blair's big casino plan, MPs are told

GORDON Brown effectively killed off Tony Blair's plans for Britain's first "supercasino" yesterday.

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Challenge on casinos fails

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 set to renew bid for 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.

Lords trump super-casino bid

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.

Jowell adamant on supercasinos

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.

Lords up ante over supercasino

PEERS grilled the government last night over alleged flaws in deciding where Britain's first supercasino should be built.

Glasgow's cut-price super-casino bid revealed

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.

Jowell facing Lords casino opposition

CULTURE Secretary Tessa Jowell was warned today she faces formidable opposition in Parliament to siting Britain's first super-casino in Manchester.

Ladbrokes confirms interest in Manchester supercasino

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.

Ladbrokes in casino gamble

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 tipped for supercasino

LADBROKES is being tipped to announce an interest in running Britain's first supercasino when it unveils its 2006 results this week.

Why I grieve for Blackpool as its supercasino luck runs out

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.

Self-regulation should cover participation TV

OUR society is going to the dogs, according to press headlines on gambling.

Archbishop in casino warning

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has voiced concern about the new super-casino destined for Manchester.

Executive slated as Glasgow casino bid fails

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.

Forget Las Vegas - it's viva Stranraer as casino bid gamble pays off for town

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.

Manchester beats the odds to host UK's first supercasino

A SHOCK decision today saw Manchester announced as the host city for the UK's first Las Vegas-style supercasino.

Glasgow ups the ante over super-casino

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.

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