The British Casino Association bid against more
A bid to block the plans of the U.K.
government for 17 new casinos has been launched by The British
Casino Association (BCA) at the High Court in London.
chairwoman of the BCA, Penny Cobham, claims that the project
would give an unfair advantage over the already established
British casinos. Although the Lords have rejected the bill for
the new casinos, mainly due to Manchester being the chosen site
for the super-casino, the government has vowed to continue its
pursuit of the legislation.
The BCA got a back up from five of its members, or 116 out of
the 138 casinos in the U.K., on the bid against the proposed 17
new casinos, claiming discrimination against the existing
casinos. A 3-day hearing will review if there is enough evidence
to back up the claim that the Gambling Act of 2005 discriminates
against them. According to lawyers representing the BCA case,
the new casinos could wipe out (pound)120 million of the
existing revenues from the casinos already operating in Great
An application for judicial review will be held before Mr