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September 27, 2020

The casino is expected to cost around us$ 183 million

UK: Mike Ashley favourite for the bid of Les Ambassadeurs casino

(UK).- Sports retail entrepreneur Mike Ashley is reportedly the favourite to win the bid for London’;s Les Ambassadeurs casino.

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aming giant Harrah’s is also thought to be in the running for the venue, owned by Indonesian cigarette billionaire Putera Sampoerna.

The casino is expected to cost around us$ 183 million. Sampoerna purchased the venue for us$ 234 million just 18 months ago, but decided to sell to focus on his US and Internet businesses, although reports suggest that the level of uncertainty surrounding the UK casino industry has also contributed to the decision.

Ashley, while owning sportswear business Sports Direct, also owns Premiership football club Newcastle United.

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