Lords to listen to super-casino evidence today

A House of Lords Select Committee will today listen to evidence from those authorities involved in the selection process for the 17 new casinos that will be built in the UK in a Call for Evidence.

It provides an opportunity for bidders such as Blackpool, the town that was hoping and widely-predicted to gain the UK’s first super-casino, to outline problems or queries they had with the selection process carried out by the Casino Advisory Panel (CAP).

However, the Select Committee has stated that the debate to be held in the House of Lords at 4:15pm today is to not necessarily to challenge the recommendations put forward by CAP to the government, but to enlighten the House with regard to how the selection criteria were chosen and how the process was conducted.

Those involved in the selection process will have the opportunity to answer eight set-out questions but may also bring up any other evidence they feel the committee should be privy to.

The committee will also take evidence from Professor Stephen Crow, chairman of CAP, and Sports Minister, Richard Caborn.

The Call for Evidence will especially provide Blackpool with an opportunity to put forward their case after a swell of support for the seaside town throughout the country and even amongst MP’s.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-03-13 11:09:18

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