International edition
June 21, 2021

The government said it was without merit

UK High Court rejects "supercasino" challenge

(UK).- Small casino operators have failed in their High Court challenge against plans for 17 new casinos across the UK. The British Casino Association argued that existing venues would become ’;second-class’; if the new sites were allowed more gambling machines.


he government said the challenge was without merit and Justice Langstaff ruled against it on all counts. The British first super-casino is planned for Manchester, with deregulation under the Gambling Act from September.

May’s High Court hearing was aimed at establishing whether the act discriminates against existing operators, who are allowed far fewer gambling machines than the 17 new venues will have.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said it welcomed the ruling that its policy “was fairly and properly made”.

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