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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Great Yarmouth Casino Large Licence Decided

Great Yarmouth Casino Large Licence Decided

After 18 months of council processes the Great Yarmouth Casino large Licence has been decided (barring any appeal). There were 2 applications for the Great Yarmouth Casino 2005 gaming act licence. Patrick Duffy of Palatial Leisure Ltd and Albert Jones of Pleasure and Leisure Property Cooperation Ltd.

A unanimous decision was reached by the Licence Committee and the Great Yarmouth Casino Large Licence was awarded to:

Albert Jones of Pleasure and Leisure. The intended site for the new Great Yarmouth Casino is within the complex called the Edge . This is to include a 8 screen cinema, bars , restaurants, bowling alley, hotel and of course the Great Yarmouth Casino.

Albert Jones of Pleasure and Leisure and the New Great Yarmouth Casino quoted

“Pleasure and Leisure Corporation are delighted to have won the casino licence after more than 10 years of hard work.

“I would like to dedicate this success to my late father Jimmy who gave so much support throughout the long drawn out procedure. My thanks also to Karen Hawes of Hawes Price Ltd for her tireless efforts in helping to secure the licence.

“We hope that this will be the start of major investment in Great Yarmouth, create hundreds of full and part-time jobs and boost the local economy. If all goes to plan work should start on site before the end of the year.”

The Great Yarmouth Casino plans to be open 24 hours and be a big positive impact to the employment of the local and surrounding communities, this will have had a contributing factor towards being issued with the License for the Great Yarmouth Casino.

The Great Yarmouth Casino Licence is now the 3rd 2005 gaming act Licence to be issued, the 2 previous have been awarded to Aspers Casinos. Their first was by the Newham Council for their casino in Stratford. The Aspers Casino Stratford in the Westfield Centre has seen amazing success since its opening day. This can only improve once the Olympics start later this year which is in walking distance of the Casino. Aspers second licence has just been awarded for the 2005 Large Licence in Milton Keynes and is expected to be open some time in 2013.

Chairman of the License Committee for the Great Yarmouth Casino Licence said

It was a straightforward, unanimous decision. It was reached fairly. It’s good for the town and if you look at the government criteria for casinos, the first priority was that it must be beneficial to the town.

“It will be open all year round so employment will be improved. They will also use local suppliers so it will boost employment and that is what we need in Great Yarmouth.”
Great Yarmouth Casino Licence ! What’s your view, Have your say Here !
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Leeds Casino Large Licence

Leeds Casino Large Licence

The Casino applications for the next Large Licence 2005 gaming act are now in. The Leeds City Council have received 5 applications within the closing date of the 26th of April 2012. Previously granted 2005 gaming act Licences, Aspers Stratford, Aspers Milton Keynes, and Great Yarmouth.

Applicant: Global Gaming Ventures Ltd

Location: Eastgate Quarters, Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicant: Grosvenor Casino Ltd

Premises: G Casino, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicant: Leeds United Football Club Ltd

Premises: West Stand Concourse, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicant: London Clubs Leeds Ltd

Premises: The Alea Casino, 3 The Boulevard, Clarence Dock, Leeds, LS10 1P2

Type of application: Premises Licence

Applicant: Rushbond Plc

Premises: Majestic, City Square, Leeds, LS1 2EF

Type of application: Provisional Statement

Applicants will now advertise their application in a local newspaper and site notices will be placed at the proposed location. Interested parties and responsible authorities may make representations about the applications until 24 May 2012.

It is anticipated that stage one applications will be considered at a hearing in July. Successful stage one applicants will be invited to participate in stage two of the application process, whereby the council will determine which application will provide greatest benefit to the city. Stage two is expected to conclude in spring 2013.

As the granting of a casino licence is a statutory process, Leeds City Council will make no comment on any of the applications and the council has no preferred location or applicant.

All other enquiries concerning this process must be addressed in writing to Leeds City Council by email to Oral enquiries will not be accepted at any stage during the process.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Aspers Grab Milton

Aspers Casino Milton Keynes

Aspers Casino Group have done it again, they now have a Second 2005 gaming act Licence. will this be another Jewel in the Crown! Who knows as no one could have really predicted the staggering success of the Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City.

The £10m investment will take place within the existing Xscape complex in central Milton Keynes and will provide gaming tables, machines, bars and dining and entertainment offers.

We are delighted that, after a detailed and comprehensive assessment, Milton Keynes’ Licensing Committee has recognised that our bid delivers the best operator in the best location within the best development,” said Damian Aspinall, chairman of Aspers. “We now look forward to turning our dream for Aspers MK into reality over the coming months

The 2005 Gaming act allows the Aspers Casino MK to operate up to 150 slot machines alongside bingo offering and Electronic Betting terminals. The Closest Casino will be Luton and London
The Aspers Casino application beat rival bids from the Leisure Plaza near the railway station and Stadium MK in Bletchley with the applicants being Grosvenor Casinos and Apollo Leisure

PY Gerbeau, chief executive of X-Leisure said he was “thrilled” by the announcement: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming the new casino.”

Friday, 6 April 2012

St Peters Gate

Three guys died and when St. Peter met them at the pearly gates, he said, "I know that you guys are forgiven because you're here. Before I let you into Heaven, I have to ask you something. You have to have a car in Heaven because Heaven is so big. What kind of car you get will depend on your answer."

The first guy walked up and St. Peter asked him, "How long were you married?" He answered, "24 years." "Did you ever cheat on your wife?", St. Peter asked. The guy said, "Yeah, 7 times ... but you said I was forgiven." St. Peter said, "Yeah, but that's not too good. Here's a Fiat Uno to drive."

The second guy walked up and got the same question from St. Peter. He answered, "I was married for 41 years and cheated on her once, but that was our first year and we really worked it out." St. Peter said, "I'm pleased to hear that. Here's a Alpha Romeo ."

The third guy walked up and said, "St. Peter, I know what you're going to ask. I was married for 63 years and didn't even look at another woman! I treated my wife like a queen!" St. Peter said, "That's what I like to hear. Here's a Rolls Royce !"

A few days later, the two guys with the Fiat Uno and the Alpha Romeo saw the guy with the Jaguar, crying on the golden sidewalk. When they asked him what was wrong, he said, "I just saw my wife. She was on a skateboard!"

London Clubs for Sale ?

London Clubs International

have appointed investment bankers Goldman Sachs to advise them on a possible sale, This at present is still considered to be a rumour as London Clubs were unavailable for comment.
London Clubs have 13 Casinos in total 10 of which are here in the UK which is owned by the Caesars Entertainment group

The Golden Nugget

The Sportsman

The Empire

The Playboy
Alea Brand

Alea Nottingham

Alea Glasgow

Alea Leeds

Rendezvous Brighton

Rendezvous Southend

Manchester 235

After the break down in talks between Rank and Gala Coral there will be obvious interest from Rank (Grosvenor) to rapidly grow its market position in the Casino world, Genting will also be interested in making London Clubs an acquisitions.

london clubs for sale

5 a Side Genting Cup

Genting Casino are to hold their first ever 5 a side Football Competition

Casinos and Football is it a man’s fantasy come true ?

Genting Casino is extremely excited to launch our first ever national 5-a-side football competition, the Genting Cup, taking place at 34 Powerleague centres across the UK.

The Genting Cup will culminate with the national Final being played at Villa Park, the winners of which will win the ultimate team trip to Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.

Players and regional finalists will receive some great Genting prizes, including food, drink and gaming offers in our UK casinos.

There will also be runners-up prizes for a VIP team trip to The Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair.


The regional heats begin on 15th April, and then regional finals will take place in the North and the South on Sunday 6th May, before the final 16 teams progress to the Genting Cup Finals Day at Villa Park, on Thursday 17th May.

If you think that your team has what it takes to make it to the Finals Day and claim the ultimate team trip to Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, then make sure you get your team entry in now.

Hurry there is till time to get your Team Entered Here in The Genting Casino Cup

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Genting Shefffield

Genting Club Sheffield is due to open in autumn this year, located beneath the ‘Cheesegrater’ car park, Arundel Gate, in the city centre.
The 35,000 sq feet development also includes two restaurants, a cocktail and champagne bar, a late-night lounge bar and interactive learn-to-play tables – split over two floors.
This is set to be Gentings 2nd largest property in the UK and it will be the first in Yorskshire.
The casino is one of two opening in the city centre – Barnsley-
based Brook Leisure has secured planning permission to convert the former National Union of Mineworkers’ headquarters in Barker’s Pool. This would then take the cities total to 5 casinos, the other 4 are  2 A&S lesuire, 1 Grosvenor, 1 Gentings.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Milton Keynes casino decision deferred again by council

Scaled down plans to build a casino in the Xscape building in Milton Keynes have again been deferred.

Milton Keynes Council said more information about the impact on traffic was needed before it could grant planning permission.

The original plan for a complex including a hotel and shops was presented by X-Leisure in 2009.

A reduced application to convert the ground floor was made in October 2011 but delayed for further consultation.

The revised plans were returned to the council's development control committee on Thursday which made the decision to defer pending a traffic assessment.

Developers can only apply for a casino licence once the plans have been agreed.

However, two other locations in the Milton Keynes area also have outline planning permission for the complex - the Leisure Plaza near the railway station and Stadium MK in Bletchley.

full update on C4D

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Pintrest - The New Social Media Craze

Pintrest the latest social media craze sweeping the world. (if you haven't heard of this you have now)
This Social site differs from the others as you share your interest through photos /pictures first and then add a few words to that, you can create your GROUPS of interest and follow the particular subjects groups or you can follow people.  You can also start your own group or interest. You don't have to be a photographer or an artist, just grab a picture you like off the web (or use your own) which inspires or appeals to you and say a few words or just post the picture, You can even grab a picture off the Pintrest board and re pin it on your space.  People use it for personal pleasure (no comments please) for common groups or to promote their business.
The Trend at the moment is : Saturated Geometric Patterns (I don't have the foggiest either, but its something to do with angles)
Can you believe that some people have Pintrest gatherings/ meets and parties, Of course during the course of the party they take loads of pictures of each other along with the food and drink, Yes you have guessed it, then they PIN their interests onto Pintrest (these party goers are mainly women, based on facts not my opinion. honest)
There is also a Facebook page where you can go to and ask/request an invite.
There is also a blog with pinterviews, pintips pin round ups and pintresting trends
The other unusual part of Pintrest is you either have to be invited or request an invite to get on their site. Will you be there ????
You could start your own group
The Happy workforce / The Bill leaving party / my weekends
Your only limit is your imagination and desire

Thursday, 9 February 2012

ICE Caption of the Week

People please get creative, post your comments
Its another ICE Caption special

I will start this one

"Geoff I am sure this is the ON button"

Friday, 3 February 2012

TCS John Huxley chairman Bertil Knutsson recently received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the fifth International Gaming Awards.

 Born in 1932 as the youngest of four children, he was brought up in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Developing a keen interest in boxing when he was younger, he was an international boxing referee and became a promoter of professional boxing events featuring legends such as Sonny Liston. He also promoted other sporting events such as The Harlem Globetrotters and the tennis tournament WCT, which hosted legendary players such as Björn Borg, Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Ilie Nastase and Rod Laver.
It was not until 1959 that he started in the gaming industry, operating casinos in Sweden. However, Sweden soon became too small for his visions and in the early 1980s he branched out to international market. It was at this time he invented the ground-breaking chip sorting machine, the Chipper Champ, which changed the face of gaming floors worldwide. In 2001, with his partners, he formed a company introducing Ladbrokes eGaming into the Nordic countries. Within five years the company recruited over 300,000 new members, making around 40 per cent of Ladbrokes eGaming’s total poker revenues. Among many others, he and his family are also major shareholders in Betsson AB and Net Entertainment.
In 2003 TCS acquired John Huxley and TCS John Huxley was born. The company continues to be at the forefront of the supply and manufacture of live table gaming equipment and goes from strength to strength in this competitive arena. On receiving the award, Knutsson commented: “I am overwhelmed and extremely delighted to receive this honour. It is very satisfying to be acknowledged not only for my achievements to the gaming industry, but also the varied other work I have been involved with over the years

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

ICE Caption of the Week

We have the first of the Captions of the week from the ICE 2012, please if you are of a sensitive nature do not gaze upon the picture to long

Rank to buy Gala

Rank lays stake on deal with Gala Coral as it looks to become top casino operator in the UK
Rank is pursuing talks with Gala Coral over a deal that could create the biggest casino business in the country.Rank’s Grosvenor division already has 35 casinos but it hopes to expand by buying the 24 outlets owned by debt-laden rival Gala Coral.This would see it overtake Malaysia’s Genting, currently the UK’s biggest casino operator with 45 sites.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Leeds Invite Applications for Large Licence

Council chiefs will be kick-starting the processes to move forward with the awarding of a large casino licence in Leeds next week.
The council was granted the authority to award a large casino licence after a successful bid to the Government in 2006, and is now in the position to start the licensing process with a view to granting a licence in Leeds in under two years.
A report submitted to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week (Wednesday 10 March) will outline the processes and update members on the need to move forward on the matter.
A large casino has the potential to bring a substantial number of benefits to Leeds, including economic, financial and social benefits, and to assist in the economic regeneration of the city.
The council will follow through the legally complex licensing process, with the view to being in a position to award the licence towards the end of 2011.
Councillor Andrew Carter, Leader of council said:
“Leeds is the only core city to have been awarded this licence, and it will become a great asset to the city once in place. These casino licences were meant to deliver the greatest benefit to an area in terms of jobs and economic regeneration, and we remain confident that a large casino can still play a big part in the city's regeneration plans.

Offical ICE 2012

More ICE 2012 Pictures

The Panoramic photos are provided by Geoff Oldfield