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UK – Century buys unfinished Bath casino site

Century Casinos has bought Saw Close Casino, the holder of a Small Casino Premises License, for around £600,000, allowing the company to develop and operate a casino in Bath, England. The transaction to acquire SCCL is final, but the development and operation of the casino is subject to certain regulatory and governmental approvals. The company…

UK – Aspers to move on Southampton’s large licence following GGV court defeat

Aspers will now move forward with its £450m redevelopment plans for Royal Pier in Southampton which will include a large casino licence offering 30 gaming tables and 150 Category B1 gaming machines. The award to Aspers had been challenged by rival bidder Global Gaming Ventures (GGV), who had presented an alternative blueprint to build a…

UK – Victoria Gate Casino appoints Venue Director

Victoria Gate Casino, the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland, has made its first major appointment, naming Patrick Noakes, the former MD of Gala Casinos, as Venue Director. Mr Noakes, who has been in the gaming industry for 31 years, is among the first of more than 200 staff the venue will…

UK – Leeds to host the largest casino in the north of England

The name and branding for the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland, which will be located in the heart of Leeds city centre, has been revealed as ‘Victoria Gate Casino.’ The news comes as the first of more than 200 jobs have been filled at the multi-million pound development which will be…

UK – Bath casino moves a step closer

The Partouche-operated casino in Bath, a historical city in Somerset in the south west of England, has moved a step closer with developers behind the £14m SawClose scheme being grated new premises licences for a casino and restaurant. A licence for the hotel will be decided on at a later date. The ‘small’ casino’s opening…

UK – Southampton council passes all seven large applications

All five applicants competing for the large casino licence in Southampton have been approved for the final phase of the bidding process despite city councillors meant to have been whittling the candidates down. The chosen operator will be announced in June 2015. Grosvenor, Kymeira Casino, Genting, Global Gaming Ventures and Aspers are the five bidders…

UK – Five companies to battle for Southampton’s large licence

Stage one of the application process for a large casino licence in Southampton has now closed with five operators interested in a total of seven competing sites. Applications at this stage included basic information about the applicant and the proposed site for a casino. A total of seven applications have been received by Southampton City…

UK – Gala Bingo to be part of Bath casino development work

Bath’s first casino is a step nearer reality following recommendations for approval from planners for the £14m casino hotel project in the historical spa town. Its development though will require alteration work at an existing a Gala Bingo Club, a significant part of which has been earmarked for demolition, with the elements forming part of…

UK – Leeds to set up poverty fund via Partouche casino

Leeds City Council is considering setting up a fund to support those in poverty, using money generating from granting a casino licence earlier this year. The council is proposing a new Social Inclusion Fund using the £1m generated from granting a casino licence to Global Gaming Ventures Ltd (GGV). As part of the agreement, the…