Luxury Casino Planned

A huge Las Vegas style super-casino is being planned for one of Newcastle’s most prestigious historic hotels. The Thistle Hotel in Neville Street.

The owners of The Thistle are seeking planning permission for a large new casino to span two floors of the six-storey hotel in Newcastle. The casino to cover the ground and first floors will stay open into the wee hours, 6am. Should plans go ahead 100 new jobs will be created.

The application is being made under the Gaming Act of 1968 and not last years Gambling Act, the proposed casino will be much smaller than some of the more controversial ‘super casinos’.

Councillors will consider the planning application at a meeting this Friday. Official sources say that they are planning to give the casino the go-ahead, paving the way for the most luxurious casino in the city. We will keep you informed of developments.

Newcastle is among three North East authorities, which have expressed an interest in being a location for a super-casino.

Editor, - 2006-02-07 12:15:12

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