UK – Casino 36 tipped for ‘small’ Wolverhampton licenceBy Phil - 20 June 2014
Casino 36 is believed to be closing in on approval for a huge expansion project at its existing Rubicon Casino in Wolverhampton expanding the facility into the neighbouring building, which used to be The Dorchester.
Adrian Ballard, a Director at Casino 36, said the expansion, which would see the venue apply for the ‘small’ licence available for Wolverhampton, would create 133 new jobs.
‘Small’ licences are allowed a maximum of 80 gaming machines.
Wolverhampton Racecourse has already pulled out of the race for the licence, ending plans to open the country’s first ‘racino’.
Mr Ballard said: “There will be something for everyone with non-gambling areas including a high class restaurant, sports bar and darts, pool and snooker. The casino would open for 24 hours. This would be a massive expansion of what we already do there. This will really benefit the night-time economy of Wolverhampton. It will have a lot more than your average casino. This will be a premier landmark venue for Wolverhampton city centre within the Southside regeneration area.”
Casino 36 has already volunteered to pay £36,000 to the Wolverhampton City Council to be invested in counselling programmes and community initiatives.