UK – Bath casino moves a step closerBy Phil - 5 December 2014
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 hours have been limited to 11am to 11.30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 11pm on Sunday. It will be allowed to serve alcohol and play recorded music while it is open. Late night refreshments will only be served indoors between 11pm and 11.30pm Monday to Saturday. The casino will be run by French firm Groupe Partouche SA in partnership with Global Gaming Ventures Limited. The restaurant will be run by the Italian chain Zizzi.
Deeley Freed director Andrew Maltby said: “I’m delighted we have been at this for seven years so it’s nice to get to the end.”
Avon and Somerset Police have stipulated that a CCTV system must be in operation and that the casino must display signs instructing customers to exit quietly.
Staff must adhere to a challenge 21 scheme, whereby proof of age is required from anyone looking to be under 21-years-old.
Several buildings will be demolished to make way for the new development, including a section of the Grade II listed Gala Bingo operation.