UK – Rubicon Casino set to expand into ‘small’ casinoBy Phil - 7 April 2015
Casino 36, which owns Rubicon Casino in Wolverhampton city centre, has asked the city council for permission to extend its venue into the former Dorchester club next door as it looks to fulfil the ‘small’ casino licence it was awarded last year.
Having bought the former night club, Casino 36, has revealed the extension would bring up to 113 jobs to the region. The venue will be allowed up to 80 slot machines and 100 stand-alone electronic terminals. The expansion will also see a new poker area, along with restaurants, a sports bar, pool, snooker and darts areas. The movable roof of the property will give way to an open-air sky terrace.
Wolverhampton Councillor Peter Bilson said: “We are pleased to see the Rubicon move forward with this proposal. It is intended to improve the unused nightclub premises and expand a business that will offer jobs to people, which is good news. There will always be concerns about bringing in or extending a gambling institution in the city so we will be looking to seek assurances from the owners that they will act responsibly. I do think this extension will boost the cultural offer of this part of the city and complement the work that has already started to regenerate the rest of Wolverhampton.”
The operator said: “The design will provide a cohesive and contemporary statement to an urban corner which has long suffered from neglect in an area of the city that requires an uplift.”