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UK – Bath operator applies for deadline extension

By - 15 April 2013

Future British operator Global Gaming Ventures (GGV) wants the Bath and North East Somerset Council to extend its 12-month deadline by a further six months giving it longer to develop the city’s first casino licence.

The licence was awarded last August. The hope is that building work will begin early next year with a view to open by the end of 2015.

Deeley Freed, is the developer behind the overall £14m Saw Close scheme wants to have full planning application by July.

Deeley Freed director Andrew Maltby said: “It is going very well, although it is very complicated. So far with the whole Saw Close scheme, we have finished phase one, which was the Bluecoat House development. The second phase is for the casino, hotel and restaurants and that is moving ahead.”

Once the casino is operational, the council will receive a £250,000 one-off payment and a minimum £15,000 per month once the casino opens. Global Gaming Ventures is a consortium that involves French operator Groupe Partouche

The council has invested £300,000 to oversee the tender.

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