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Members recommend renewing casino ban

Members of the islands' Council have recommended that its 'no casino resolution' be renewed.

Licensing authorities are given the power to resolve not to issue casino premises licences in their area every three years.

Licensing Committee chairman Steve Watt said at yesterday's (October 11th) meeting that there are half a million recognised people with gambling problems in England.

He added: "It's something I think its very wise to keep a lid on so I would definitely approve a no casino resolution."

The last casino ban was passed on December 8th 2015, with Members at the time saying that a casino did not "add to the ethos of the islands as a family tourist destination".

The new resolution must be agreed by Full Council.

The Licensing Committee also approved a draft Statement of Gambling Principles for the next three years, which will go out to public consultation in November.


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