PM Blair defends U.K. casino policy
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair defended the government's casino policy, insisting
that it will bring the much needed investments and jobs at some
Blair also commented on the moral opposition of
the new 17 casinos, reminding them that there are so many ways
for gambling online, that the new casinos could hardly be
considered a threat to the society's moral fiber.
Last month the House of
Lords (the upper house of the U.K. Government, equivalent to the
United States Senate) rejected his proposal for the location of
all 17 casinos, mostly because of Manchester being chosen ad the
location of the Britain's first super casino, while there was an
overwhelming support for Blackpool.
Blair also said that new
proposals will be drafted after the May 3rd elections.