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If there is to be only one SUPERCASINO - where should it be built?

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If there is to be only one SUPERCASINO - where should it be built?

I think Blackpool. I like city's to be differentiated from each other. Blackpool needs it and it fits its image and its a good way of getting people from the rest of Europe (possibly the rest of the world) to visit.

But what do you think? Where would you put it or would you argue many of our cities should have one?
 

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If I forgot your city don't cry and don't tell me about it because to be honest I don't care (it's a tough world)... you could even take a gamble and move.
 

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LDN_EUROPE said:
If there is to be only one SUPERCASINO - where should it be built?

I think Blackpool. I like city's to be differentiated from each other. Blackpool needs it and it fits its image and its a good way of getting people from the rest of Europe (possibly the rest of the world) to visit.

But what do you think? Where would you put it or would you argue many of our cities should have one?

Isle of Capri have already built a site for a supercasino as part of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. It could be up and running long before any other casino, and the company as well as local politicians are going to be lobbying for this to be the 1st super-casino - it fulfils all the criteria the government set down.
 
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I think Manchester myself. It's planned for East Manchester around SportCity and is part of a scheme worth nearly £2 billion in total. We'll probably get none of it without a casino. There'll be the casino, an arena, a snooker hall, an ice rink, a large hotel, a swimming pool with wave machine and artificial beach, a new marina and hundreds of apartments. That kind of regeneration in such a deprived area is what we should be aiming for with this.
 

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Birmingham....Because if its built there, so will that new 60,000 seater stadium!
 
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Birmingham....Because if its built there, so will that new 60,000 seater stadium!
No it won't... 40-50,000 maybe. Remember, the City of Manchester Stadium was originally supposed to be nearly 80,000. These projects always end up being scaled down.
 

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realistically one in Blackpool, I think as a place it would benefit most.

being an economic liberal thoug h I think planning should be left up to local authorities. Why should I have a say on if one goes to Manchester, it should be manchester councilors that decide.

I would imagine London coul have three, but I am sceptical that they will be very profitable. I also don't like slots much, tables are much more interesting.
 

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No it won't... 40-50,000 maybe. Remember, the City of Manchester Stadium was originally supposed to be nearly 80,000. These projects always end up being scaled down.

Umm yes it will, the 19th richest man in the world is funding the stadium as long as a super casino is built within the complex. (he owns the sands casino's in Las Veags & Macau)
 
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Umm yes it will, the 19th richest man in the world is funding the stadium as long as a super casino is built within the complex. (he owns the sands casino's in Las Veags & Macau)
I can pretty much guarantee that Birmingham City won't be playing in a stadium with more than around 50,000 seats. It's as simple as that. If a club with the number of supporters and level of revenue Manchester City has can't sustain a stadium of that size then there is no way Birmingham City will. :laugh:
 

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no where near me hopefully, blackpool would like it.
 

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Blackpool will likely get the first super casino, and it aught to get it as it actually needs it for its very survival.

When its up and running the government will realise its potential as an urban regenerator and others will soon follow.

Manchester is already a big player in the casino business, and has about 6 or 7 moderate sized ones at present. It will however support one or even two of the proposed super casinos. They have pencilled-in sites at Sportcity in the east end of the city and Old Trafford or the Peel Holdings land in the west.

Once the flood-gates are opened as they surely will, it will then be up to the local council authorities to be aggressive enough to get them for their regions.

These casinos will be bringing some negative baggage with them. They will have to contend with a sizeable opposition from moralists who for some reason are against regulated gaming that has odds of only 51% to 49% in favour of 'the house', yet have been conspicuously silent about national lotteries where the punters chances of winning are effectively non-existant . And before we get into the 'compulsive' dangers of gambling, the lotteries and scratch-cards are just as addictive and far more accessible to the unfortunate minority who are predisposed.

The extra revenue into the government coffers will soon eclipse the downside. You only have to look what it's done for a certain dusty desert shithole, not to mention a decaying victorian atlantic seaside resort (sound familiar?)on the Jersey shore.....

You can deal me in......
 

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In London there are plans for super casinos in Wembley, Padington (hmm is it paddington?), the Dome, and I think one or two near leicester square area. I;m sure there are other plans.

As it is there are also lots of changes underfoot in the UK gaming and casino industry, with casinos underway to be bought and sold in droves.
 
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