Plans for landmark casino in motion

Plans for Europe’s first ‘racino’, a venue that has a combination of a racetrack and a casino, are moving steadily along as delayed proposals will be finally put before Wolverhampton City Council in the next few days.

The £20 million project at Dunstall Park will see the development of a casino, health club and an expansion of its current Holiday Inn Hotel and would create 200 new jobs if proposals are accepted.

There has been talk of a ‘racino’ for years, with papers due to reach Wolverhampton City Council by the end of last November, but this was set back due to unavoidable delays.

The government turned down a previous application for a racino by operators at Dunstall Park, citing that the venue was in the protected greenbelt. However, bosses warned that it would probably have to close, losing hundreds of jobs, if planning permission was not granted.

David Roberts, managing director of Dunstall Park, said: “Plans are pretty much ready to be submitted any day now. We are hoping we have got everything in the right order and are just looking for the final sign-off from our chief executive.”

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-01-04 11:08:13




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