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Scots To Build Their Own Vegas

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 20th September 2005 6:45pm
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Scottish soccer champions Rangers have been given planning permission to build a 120 million Las Vegas-style super casino and hotel complex near Ibrox by Glasgow City Council.

Final approval for the development, which would create around 2,000 jobs, now rests with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport but no decision is expected until 2007 at the earliest.

The Glasgow giants have entered into a partnership with Las Vegas Sands for the scheme, which they said would regenerate the wider Govan area, where unemployment levels are said to be around 14 per cent.

The casino would have a full-sized sports pitch on its roof, while a new Gers megastore, flats, shops, bars and restaurants would also be built along with a 140-bedroom hotel, a gym and fitness centre, 279 apartments and a children's play area.

The Government has said that it will only allow one regional super casino in the United Kingdom and Glasgow could face stiff competition from seaside resort Blackpool which has already applied to build one.



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