Town wants slice of casino cash
Councillors have voted in favour of a large casino to be built in a Nottinghamshire town.
Members of Mansfield District Council agreed the authority should bid for a licence for the large development with a small casino as a reserve option.
Members of the authority voted in favour of the bid at a meeting of full council on Monday evening.
The government will issue licences for one super casino, eight large sites and eight smaller developments in Britain.
The town's executive mayor Tony Egginton said the development would increase the number of visitors to the area and boost the local economy.
It was emphasised at the meeting that there would be a full consultation exercise, there would be no cost to the council and a commission would be set up to examine any possible social impact.
No site for the casino has been selected.
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