UK Casinos

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.