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Manchester wins Casino bid

It has been announced today that Manchester has been chosen as the location of the UK’s first Super casino. What do you think? Have your say here…

Published on January 30th 2007.

Manchester wins Casino bid

In a shock announcement by the Casino Advisory Panel, it has been revealed that Manchester has pipped favourites Blackpool to the post and will host the UK’s first Super Casino.

The new casino and entertainment complex, to be located at the Sports City area of Manchester, will enhance the East Manchester regeneration programme with a £265 million investment and 2,700 direct and indirect jobs.

The proposed site will contain a super casino with up to 1,250 unlimited jackpot gaming machines, as well as an entertainment complex with arrange of facilities such as a multi-purpose arena, a swimming pool, an urban sports venue, restaurants, bars, a nightclub and a hotel.

Sir Howard Bernstien, chief executive of Manchester City Council, said: “This will bring massive investment to Manchester, creating much needed jobs and training opportunities in the catering, hospitality and leisure industries.

“The proposed development will not only attract visitors, boosting the local and regional economy, but it will provide new state of the art venues for the local community to enjoy”

What do you think? Will the casino be a good thing for Manchester? Have your say below.

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