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And britains first super casino is in....

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Manchester!

that was a turn up for the books, Blackpool and Greewich were massive faves. I personally thought it was never gonna be outside London.

Im so excited now.

I shouldnt gamble anymore, but i cant help being excited.

what are peoples thoughts on this news?

:thumb: :shocking:
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm so excited as well because it means I dont' have a super casino on my doorstep!!!!!!!!!!!

    Manchester though - what a random decision I feel really sorry for blackpool - that was so the obvious place to put it and it would have been really good for the town.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yup blackpool should have had it, perfect location for it in my eyes, apparently they are still gonna keep pushing to get one there tho. Blackpool is really a sorry sight these days, i spent a lot of my childhood going there for days out and its a mess compared to what it used to be.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think its a shame they didnt get to use the old dome! Ah well, best of luck to Manchester.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dobbin wrote: »
    I think its a shame they didnt get to use the old dome! Ah well, best of luck to Manchester.

    isnt the dome already being refurbed into a music venue? i thought so...sponsered by O2....

    hmmmm

    i had the impression the casino wasnt actually going to be in the dome.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    koe_182 wrote: »
    isnt the dome already being refurbed into a music venue? i thought so...sponsered by O2....

    hmmmm

    i had the impression the casino wasnt actually going to be in the dome.

    Ah that would be pretty cool! :hyper:
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Oh dear, bloody gambling. FFS.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmm what?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    koe_182 wrote: »
    isnt the dome already being refurbed into a music venue? i thought so...sponsered by O2....

    hmmmm

    i had the impression the casino wasnt actually going to be in the dome.

    O2 just bought the name the actual place has been bought by the man who wanted to run the casino - prezzers friend the Texan. He is financing that part of the deal but has said he will only fund further development in the area if the casino goes ahead - that was to be more flats and restaurants and houses and stuff - but given the ridiculos price of houses in the area I can't imagine that they will have any difficulty persuading another developer to take the project on - minus the casion - which is definately a good thing.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    delte this post, double post due to internet lag.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sophia wrote: »
    Any idea where in Manchester it's likely to be?

    over near asdas at sport city.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I suppose its as good a way as any of letting the Rusholem drug dealers wash their money.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I assumed the Dome had paid for it fair and square, maybe the government isnt quite as bribe-able as I thought.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote: »
    I suppose its as good a way as any of letting the Rusholem drug dealers wash their money.

    :confused: i think rusholme is known for curries, not drug dealers.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Not really that much of a suprise really, Blackpool would have been the ideal place for it though to give it some kind of positive reputation back.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah i would've thought blackpool too... :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i don't understand why manchester got it actually.. i don't think it will really fit in. i mean we have quite a few casinos already in the city centre. this new one would be outside of the city centre.. i certainly won't be trecking there. i think blackpool would have been ideal.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote: »
    i don't understand why manchester got it actually.. i don't think it will really fit in. i mean we have quite a few casinos already in the city centre. this new one would be outside of the city centre.. i certainly won't be trecking there. i think blackpool would have been ideal.

    It's going to be a whole resort with hotels, restaurants, shops etc I presume. People will travel from all over to go to it. Not your run of the mill schemey casino.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Teh_Gerbil wrote: »
    Oh dear, bloody gambling. FFS.

    :yes: My thoughts exactly.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think Manchester must have paid a lot of money to get their scheme bumped up ahead of schemes with far more merit. It should have gone to Blackpool.

    Well, really, they shouldn't be building one at all.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote: »
    I think Manchester must have paid a lot of money to get their scheme bumped up ahead of schemes with far more merit. It should have gone to Blackpool.

    Well, really, they shouldn't be building one at all.

    Maybe they were worried about the social implications on Blackpool being more damaging. I believe it's one of the most deprived areas in the UK, and giving the population a chance to gamble away what little they have would be catastrophic.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the final report is here for anyone who wants to read it, think the decision is on page 108 onwards regarding the large regional casino, seems well thought through to me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    'Super' casino or not, I suspect it will end up looking nothing like the casinos in Vegas.

    Not mad about the whole idea myself anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah doubt it'll be on that scale, will be impressive tho. People have said "we are not bringing vegas to the uk"

    i'm excited. I love casinos.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Probably just as well. The last thing we need here is twat magicians, past-their-best singers from the 60s and blokes with white tigers performing around :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'll be going to this when it's built, definitely.

    Best way to go to casinos is with a certain amount (that you don't mind losing) in your pocket and no cards. Also make sure your with trustworthy friends who won't give in to your demands to borrow cash, and will tell you when to quit!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bit surprised in went to Manchester, but I'm sure Blackpool and London will get their own eventually.

    I dont like casinos that much personally. I have learnt from personal experience just how much they can fuck lives up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In principle I don't object to allowing super casinos. But, I do wonder, why the change to the existing gambling laws we had banning such establishments? It's not as if there is widespread public demand for 'super casinos.' The answer of course is lobbying. Casino operators have poured millions into lobbying the government, like the pharmaceutical companies bankrolled the anti-smoking campaign demanding an outright ban, gambling firms have too employed expensive Westminster lobbyists. Pharmaceutical companies are making a fortune of nicotine treatment doled out on the NHS, they know the ban will result in more people trying to give up and they know they'll sell a lot more nicotine patches. Gambling firms make billions and every extra outlet allowing people to gamble equals more profits... Aren't Labour great?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't you just love capitalism?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blagsta wrote: »
    Don't you just love capitalism?

    Capitalism rocks. :D

    And I don't find supporting a status quo regulating gambling or whatever to be incompatible with it...
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