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Manchester 235 is becoming a League trophy into the venue with Genting International has agreed to jointly
regular haunt for Manchester many posing for photos with the develop an entertainment centre in the UK
235 United’s trophy laden superstars who stars and their trophies. The casino for £90m. It’s UK unit Genting Stanley will
flew home from Moscow the day apparently served up specially-
develop the centre, which will include a
after winning the Champions League made pizza shaped like the Stanley in large casino, spa and hotel, at the National
and immediately went to the casino. European Cup for the stars in the
for the NEC
Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, Genting
Casino customers were surprised to club’s VIP gaming rooms where a said in a statement. The deal is not
see members of the team bring both players’ party brought in more than expected to affect Genting’s earnings for
the European Cup and the Premier £150,000 for 235. the financial year ending December 2008.
Aspers has joined forces with Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach owners as it plans to make the town’s aspiration for a new style of casino come
to fruition. The operator will be hoping, though, it isn’t in for a rollercoaster ride as the council welcomed offers from other interested parties too.
Aspers teams up with Pleasure
Beach owners in Great Yarmouth
thrillseeker Building work on the chosen lounge and live entertainment. Aspers schemes are well leisure industry,” Jones said.
UNITED KINGDOM design will not begin until at least Having built very big casinos advanced but have not yet The development would
2010, when the council reaches a in Swansea and Newcastle, been publicly announced. create around 1,000 new jobs,
Great Yarmouth council is to decision on a casino licence. Aspers chairman Damian Aspinall added: “There is 450 of them at the casino.
spend six months assessing the Albert Jones, managing Aspinall said: “We have exciting nothing else like Aspers in the Pleasure and Leisure Corpora-
plans proposed for a large style of director of Pleasure and Leisure projects in a significant number UK. We have set a benchmark for tion, which currently owns Great
casino in the town submitted by Corporation, said construction of the shortlisted local authority how casinos should be - offering Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach
local company Pleasure and on his plan could begin quickly areas. Our urban entertainment something for everyone - whether attraction, is hoping to attract
Leisure Corporation and Aspers, if approval was granted with his complexes go far beyond the you like to gamble or not. There both tourists and the local com-
the company headed up by belief that the venue would be creation of a new casino and will be open competitions for the munity to the casino complex.
Damian Aspinall and co-owned by ready for a 2012 opening. will deliver substantial commu- new casino licences under the Jones added: “We are creat-
Crown Gaming’s James Packer. “We have the empty site, nity benefits as well as being terms of the Gambling Act 2005 ing a centre with a real mixture of
Pleasure & Leisure Corpora- planning details and funding in popular with customers. These but Aspers will compete strongly attractions which will appeal to a
tion, owned by Great Yarmouth place,” he said. broad-ranging leisure and and expects to be a winner.” wide range of people from all
Pleasure Beach boss Albert Pleasure and Leisure Corpo- entertainment destinations will The complex would also over the area and really enhance
Jones, has submitted plans for a ration is partnering with Aspers bring investment and jobs and include a 180-room hotel, a multi- business in the town.”
£35m casino and leisure complex Casino on the 100,000sq ft act as a catalyst for a wide plex cinema and a bowling alley. Aspers boss Damian “The complex will form a new
called The Edge on the site of a (9,290sq m) site, which would range of regeneration projects.” The company has architectural
Aspinall: hoping to further
gateway to the Golden Mile and
former caravan holiday park in the contain a 65,000 sq ft casino Amongst the publicly firm ColladoCollins on board for
what he has achieved in
South Denes area of town. featuring roulette, gaming announced Aspers develop-
Swansea, Newcastle and
be a massive boost to our tourist
the project, and has already
soon Northampton with a
industry. It shows our family’s
However, other proposals for tables, slot machines with jack- ments are projects in the Strat- signed up potential tenants for
bid for a large licence in
continued commitment to the
casino developments on alternate pots up to £4,000, restaurants, ford City scheme in Newham in the site. “These tenants are very Great Yarmouth town and determination to con-
sites are also being considered. bars, a beauty salon, an iPod east London. Several further blue chip companies within the tinually invest in its future.”
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