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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.


Public consulted over casino plan


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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