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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 – Leeds’ ‘large’ casino licence attracts star-studded grand opening

A glittering ceremony marking the eagerly-anticipated launch of Victoria Gate Casino – the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland – has been held in Leeds with thousands enjoying the launch party. The stunning £30m venue, which is the third-largest casino in the UK, was unveiled tonight (January 26) as Leeds celebrated one…

UK – Leeds ‘large licence’ casino appoints Head of Food and Beverage

Victoria Gate Casino, the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland, has made its third major appointment, naming John Davies as Head of Food and Beverage. Mr Davies, who has been in the food and drink industry for more than 25 years at venues across the UK and Europe, is leading the food…

UK – Victoria Gate Casino to open in Leeds on January 26

The grand opening date for the multi-million pound Victoria Gate Casino has been revealed – along with details of its distinct bar and restaurant offering. The largest casino in the north of England and Scotland will be unveiled to the public on Thursday, January 26. Victoria Gate Casino, which is operated by Global Gaming Ventures,…

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 – Aspers wins its third large licence with Southampton award

Aspers has completed a hat-trick of new large licences in the UK with the award of a project in Southampton where it will take part in a £450m project at the Royal Pier. Aspers beat off competition from Grosvenor, Kymeira Casino, Genting and Global Gaming Ventures to secure the licence. Just as the large Aspers…

UK – Four operators still interested in stalled Middlesbrough licence

The delayed development of Middlesbrough’s ‘large’ casino licence could finally get under way with Stockton-based developers Jomast putting forward a three phase development programme. It has signed an agreement with hotelier Premier Inn to complete phase 1, which if approved would see the construction of an 83 bed hotel, and confirmed it has ‘positive interest’…

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…