Navigation Links
Govt Sees Off Casino Challenge

The trade body representing the vast majority of Britain's casinos on Monday lost its High Court challenge over government plans to shake-up the country's gambling industry. The British Casino Association (BCA) failed to persuade the London-based court that Labour's policy to create 17 new casinos, including the first Las Vegas-style "super-casino," was treating existing gaming establishments with "blatant unfairness."

However Judge Brian Langstaff said that the legal challenge failed on all counts. "We welcome the judgement and the finding that the policy was fairly and properly made," said a spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The BCA argued that existing gaming establishments could lose 120 million pounds in lost profits annually owing to the casino reforms introduced by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell. In January, Manchester was named by the Casino Advisory Panel (CAP) as the surprise choice for the country's first Las Vegas-style casino.

The independent panel also set out plans for eight "large" and eight "small" casinos in various other towns and cities around the country. However in March, the House of Lord's rejected the government's plans by a narrow majority, forcing ministers back to the drawing board.

Following Monday's judgement and despite the Lords' earlier rejection, Sports Minister Richard Caborn said in a statement: "We will continue to get on with the job of implementing the Gambling Act by September 1 and putting in place significant new safeguards for children and other vulnerable people which it contains." Changes in Britain's gaming laws date back to 2005 when legislation was relaxed to allow the creation of Las Vegas-style casinos.

Initially eight were envisaged but the government backed off in the face of widespread opposition. Opposition was particularly strong from charitable organisations helping those with gambling dependency.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Health Effects of Casinos Have Been Ignored: Experts
2. ‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl
3. Australia Ready to Meet the Challenges of Bird Flu
4. OpenMED Nominated For Stockholm Challenge 2006 Award
5. Sexual Health Service Is Under Pressure and Faced With Financial Challenges
6. Treating Bad Breath Yet A Challenge
7. Sexy Images and Lingerie Challenge A Man’s Decision Making Skill
8. Distressed Couple Assists Parents Of Mentally Challenged Kids
9. Abuja Challenges the Government
10. Nurses in South Africa Face Challenges
11. Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s ... experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2017)... OrthoAtlanta has been named the official orthopedic and sports ... the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to ... in many activities leading up to, and including the national ... OrthoAtlanta ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review site ... the number one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than ... brands. ... #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Hearing is an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... ... ... – Monday, September 18 th .The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) begins a ... public.Where:  BTF,s Mobile MRI Unit – a 70 ... D.C.What:BTF brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early Detection Sponsor-A-City Campaign ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: