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Viva United Kingdom?

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 19th October 2004 1:41pm
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Giant Las Vegas-style casinos with million-pound prizes could roll out across the country [United Kingdom] as the government shakes up 40-year-old gambling laws.

International casino operators have earmarked around 5 billion pounds to invest in Britain if the Gambling Bill is approved by parliament.

Britain's biggest gambling and betting firm Stanley Leisure SLY.L and Las-Vegas based Caesar's Entertainment CZR.N have both outlined gambling resorts that have more in common with American super-casinos than Britain's traditional clubs.

Under proposals published on Tuesday, rules capping the size of casinos and restricting them to city centres will be loosened and outdated membership laws will be scrapped.

For the first time, firms in Britain will also be able to offer casino-style gambling over the internet, said a spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Critics said the proposals were unduly skewed in favour of the biggest operators.



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