Manchester supercasino scrapped

Plans to build a “supercasino” are to be dropped by the British government, but 16 smaller casinos will be given the go-ahead, local The Daily Telegraph has learned this week.

A review of the Gambling Act, which cleared the way for eight new ’small’ casinos, eight „large“ ones and a massive regional gambling centre in Manchester has concluded all except the supercasino should be granted licences.

Last January a run-down area of Manchester was chosen as the location for Britain’s first Las Vegas-style supercasino, which was to contain as many as 1,250 unlimited-jackpot slot machines.

In one of his first acts as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown effectively killed off the supercasino by ordering a review of the entire scheme.