Manchester Super-casino: Betting odds

Following the announcement that Manchester will host the UK’s inaugural super-casino, Kerzner International is the bookies favourite and in the driving seat to become the operator of the new Las Vegas-style casino. And at 100/1 David Beckham is the least favourite.

Although it appears almost a done-deal with Kerzner at 2/1 with PaddyPower, Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have also declared their interest. Ladbrokes, at 4/1, are eager to enter the casino operator market and have warned that they are not to be ruled out. Gala Coral, at 20/1, may also be an interesting proposition.

Other contenders for the licence are the Las Vegas giants Harrah’s Entertainment (5/1) and MGM Mirage (6/1).

The battle for the new casino licence is more or less an open auction with Manchester accepting proposals from all interested parties. If Tuesday’s decision is anything to go by, the winner may not be as obvious as everyone thinks. However, David Beckham at 100/1 to operate the casino may be a bit optimistic...

Editor, - 2007-02-01 11:29:45

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