Sheffield out of running for super-casino

It's been revealed that Sheffield is out of the running for the UK’s first super-casino as the government prepares to receive the report made by the Casino Advisory Panel (CAP), the body responsible for making the decision.

Even members behind Sheffield’s bid can not be too surprised at the revelation as many experts believe that the bid is a two horse race between London and Blackpool.

Last night, Ryedale MP John Grogan, chairman of the industry-funded Responsibility in Gambling Trust, revealed that Sheffield was “no longer in the running”.

"The precise outcome is unpredictable but everything I've heard and seen leads me to conclude that it's now only between the Millennium Dome and Blackpool,” said Grogan.

"Blackpool is in the frame because there's massive support for it locally and in London, and it really is crying out for investment and to be brought into the 21st century. Then there's the desire in Government to sort out the Dome once and for all,” he added.

The CAP will reveal its delayed decision on January 30.

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