Man Utd Reject Casino

Manchester United has scrapped plans to build a Las Vegas-style supercasino next to its Old Trafford ground.

Manchester United PLC joined forces with US-based gaming giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. in May to submit development plans for the casino complex that included a five-star hotel, restaurants, a health club and sports bar.

The club believes Blackpool is odds-on to win the one Government licence for a supercasino and has decided to end any further spending on the project.

United have stressed the decision had nothing to do with Malcolm Glazer's 790 million pound takeover, which was not completed until after the original casino plans were drawn up.

'Whilst we maintain strong relationships with both LVSC and Trafford Council, we have decided jointly with LVSC not to progress the proposal at this stage,' said United commercial director Andy Anson.
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Source - 2005-10-17 12:50:33

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