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19th March 2006 10:45


Have your say on casino plans
http://www.mansfield103.co.uk, 19 Mar 06

Mansfield District Council is deciding whether to apply for a licence to house a major casino in the town and the decision makers want to hear the views of local people.

To help gather the views of local people Mansfield 103.2 is hosting a special live debate on the issue tomorrow (Monday) from 1pm.

Listeners will be asked to phone-in and say whether they think a major casino would be good or bad for the town.

As part of its gambling bill the government has advertised 17 casino licences nation-wide.

American firm 'Las Vegas Sands Corp' has already expressed an interest in devloping a gambling venue in Mansfield - the preferred location is Mansfield Town's current training ground on Quarry Lane.

To make your view heard call 01623 666 000 during the show.

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Public consulted over casino plan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/4788496.stm

17 March 2006

Plans for a multi-million pound casino in a Nottinghamshire town are to be put before residents.
Mansfield District Council has expressed an interest in bidding to host one of 17 new casinos in the UK.

Before putting in a formal application, the council wants to get the views of residents and has launched an online questionnaire to encourage this.

The deadline is 24 March and a special meeting to discuss the results will be held on 27 March.

Executive Mayor Tony Egginton said: "We would like to know if residents are for or against the principal of having a casino in Mansfield, not the pros and cons of a casino at a particular site.

"Discussions on possible locations will come later if the council ultimately decides to take the bid forward and if the bid is successful.

"This is a very important issue for the district and it is vital that the council takes on board the opinions of as many people as possible before taking forward the bid."




 

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