Bill paves way for casino developments

Massive Las Vegas-style casinos could be developed under proposals to modernise UK gambling law unveiled by the government this week. The gambling bill would relax some restrictions including the rule that defines strict areas where casinos can be built. If parliament approves the legislation, it would allow 24-hour casinos with up to 1,250 slot machines offering unlimited jackpots. But it would also entail the removal of such machines from takeaway outlets and minicab offices.

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