Manchester Casino to Bring Jobs
As reported by the Manchester Evening News: "A new upmarket casino complete with two restaurants and a live music venue is due to open in Manchester's Great Northern Warehouse in October, creating 350 jobs."Manchester 235 will feature 14 roulette tables, 10 blackjack tables and a poker-room that will double as a conference room - as well as hosting live entertainment seven nights a week.
"The £13m development is not affected by new laws controlling what casinos can be built in Britain because of its relatively small size and the fact its licence was granted before the recently-passed Gambling Act came into force.
"…The new development was welcomed by tourism chiefs, who hope it will bolster Manchester's case to be awarded Britain's only licence for a huge Las Vegas-style 'super-casino' at SportCity in east Manchester. The city is on a shortlist of eight possible sites, including Blackpool and London…"