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The Ultimate Casino Guide: 1000 Great Casinos from America, Canada and Around the World
by Michael Wiesenberg
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This is a complete directory of the finest casinos from around the world. Tokyo, Las Vegas, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean — and wherever else the winds of chance may blow — this exciting guide gives travelers all of the information they need about any casino in or around their travel destination.

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United Kingdom Super-Casino News

Although the casino industry in the United Kingdom hasover 200 establishments, all of them are small operations that feature membership requirements, a limited number of slot machines, and restricted hours of operation.  The Gambling Act recently passed by Parliament will allow three new types of casinos to operate in Britain. One “regional casino” will be permitted, along with eight large and eight small casinos. The regional casino will allow up to 1,250 slot machines. Large casinos will be permitted up to 150 slots, with a maximum jackpot of £4,000.

The competition for who will get these lucrative licenses is in full swing.  Major gaming and entertainment corporations and local communities are coming together to try and create the most appealing proposal for the Casino Advisory Panel, which was formed in September 2005 to advise the government on new casino locations.  The UK is abuzz in super-casino madness.

More UK Super Casino Updates Introduces Itself as First Online Supercasino Introduces Itself as First Online Supercasino
Monday, March 02, 2009

The UK Prime Minister may have nixed a supercasino from coming to a neighbourhood near you, but now the award-winning team from eGaming 2.0 released into public Beta the world's first online supercasino, called
UK's Tessa Jowell Back to One Super Casino Plan
Tessa Jowell sticks to one casino for the UK.
Friday, May 25, 2007

Tessa Jowell has poured cold water on Tony Blair and Blackpool's hopes of a brace of supercasinos by stating there will only be one.
Gambling Minister Sees No Plan for Super Casino Acceptance
Artist's rendering of the Manchester complex where the UK's only super casino will be built.
Monday, May 14, 2007

Richard Cabornm, the minister in charge of gambling, says his department was still considering its next steps after the House of Lords blocked the plan, which would have brought 3,000 jobs to a deprived part of east Manchester near SportCity.
Blair Supports Blackpool and Manchester Super Casinos
Tony Blair supports the operation of two super casinos.
Friday, May 11, 2007

Tony Blair has told MPs both Manchester and Blackpool should get super-casinos, if there was sufficient investment.
UK Super Casino Stand-Off Will Continue
The United Kingdom has seen a rash of casino closures.
Friday, April 13, 2007

No progress will be made on Manchester's supercasino bid until next month at the earliest, the government has confirmed. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it would be impossible to try to break a stand-off between the House of Commons and the House of Lords over the issue until after the local elections on May 3.
US Gaming Operators Still Bullish on UK Gambling
The United Kingdom has seen a rash of casino closures.
Sunday, April 01, 2007

Las Vegas gaming operators said Thursday that they expect casino-style resorts will eventually be built in the United Kingdom despite a parliamentary vote against expanded gaming.
UK Casino Selection Criteria Criticized by Lords Committee
Artist's rendering of the Manchester complex where the UK's only super casino will be built.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The selection criteria used to pick the sites for 17 new casinos has been criticised by a Lords committee. It saidthere had been a 'general misunderstanding' about the Casino Advisory Panel's aims.
Blackpool Not Ready to Give up Supercasino Dream
The United Kingdom has seen a rash of casino closures.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

With a petition underway, a meeting with Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, and the weighing in of Mark Etches, Blackpool continues its fight for the supercasino bid that eluded them when Manchester won the Casino Advisory Panel's recommendation.
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