Government scraps plans to build the first super-casino in Manchester

The government is said to officially scrap plans for Manchester’s super-casino over the next few weeks.


An announcement on the go-ahead for 16 smaller and larger casinos will end the city’s ambitions to build the country’s first super-casino.

The government is likely to make a statement after the half-term recess on Brown’s casino policy review, which was launched when he took office as prime minister in July last year.

Manchester City Council has previously announced it will take legal action against the government if the regional casino plan will not go ahead.

The smaller casinos are planned for towns such as Southampton, Leeds, Luton, Bath and Swansea.