LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In a major blow to plans to for casinos in the UK, including a proposed "Super Casino" that was under consideration in Manchester, the House of Lords has rejected a government proposal for the new gambling parlors.
The decision was narrow, 123 vs 120 votes and had already been approved by the House of Commons. Observers have noted that the so-called 'Super Casino' seems to have been the primary bone of contention.
The deal isn't entirely scuppered though. Cultural Minister Tessa Jowell has vowed to keep up the fight, noting that the plan is still "very much alive."
One possible compromise would be to split the 16 smaller casinos off, which would likely let them breeze past the obstructionist Lords. "Sixteen of these casinos could well go ahead tomorrow." said Sports Minister Richard Caborn on a British television program. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers