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UK – Local Minister wants to resurrect Blackpool’s super casino plan

A move to breathe new life into ditched plans to bring a Las Vegas-style super casino to Blackpool has been put into motion by a local MP keen to revive the seaside town’s fortunes. Jake Berry, MP for Rossendale and Darwen, said one super casino could provide a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to redevelop…

UK – Two British croupiers jailed for roulette scam

Two British casino croupiers have been jailed following their role in a roulette scam at the Coral Island casino in Blackpool. Craig Walker and Daniel Johnson, colluded with a friend to take £23,000 having fixed a roulette wheel so that ball would stay in the same scallop. The pair along with friend Kevin Traynor admitted…

UK – Sam Tai casino forced to shut

Blackpool, the Lancashire seaside town that was once tipped to be the centre of European gaming, has seen one of its four casinos close due to a lack of trade. The Sam Tai, previously the Paris Casino, was looking to conclude a recovery package but has now admitted defeat. The casino was owned by State…

UK – Blackpool wants to revisit ‘super casino’ concept

Blackpool needs to revisit the idea of bringing resort casinos to the Fylde Coast before the Lancashire seaside town’s economy passes the point of no return. Lord McNally of Blackpool described the failed casino bid as a ‘missed opportunity’ and demanded government ministers take notice of the problems the town is facing. In a speech…

UK – Blackpool casino snapped up by State

State Casino, a Liverpool-based operator, has taken over the operation of Blackpool’s Paris Casino, in a move which has secured all 70 jobs and promises a £70,000 renovation. General Manager Dov Haase has nearly 30 years’ experience, which includes setting up Leo Casino in Liverpool for £6.5m before selling it for £14.7m. “The [Blackpool] casino…

UK – Genting to renovate Blackpool casino

Genting Casinos is investing £500,000 in revamping its castle-like casino on North Shore in Blackpool. The listed building has been operating as a casino for 25 years and with Genting saying the renovations would be in keeping with its look. The property will stay open throughout the work which is expected to be completed mid-November. Genting…