|Casino operator Stanley Leisure is planning to build a new 'super casino' in its home city of Liverpool, following reform of the UK’s gambling legislation. |
The company plans to provide live entertainment, which will be allowed for the first time in UK casinos as announced by Sports Minister Richard Caborn.
Paul Collis, managing director of Stanley Casinos, said they have now identified two Liverpool sites considered suitable to stage live entertainment.
'Most of our casinos don't have a great deal of space available for entertainment, but three or five years ahead you will see a very different scenario in the UK because the casinos we are building now will have space,' he said.
'We have a couple of sites under wraps in Liverpool which would be big enough to include live entertainment in them and in the next two or three months we could reveal the Liverpool centre.'
Collis said live entertainment in the new-look casinos could offer anything from, for example, Celine Dion at one end of the scale, to a pianist at the other.
'However, no-one has committed to proposals because there are no guidelines yet from the Gaming Board on what they consider to be suitable entertainment,' he added.
Stanley has always been a pioneer in UK gaming and had successfully launched www.stanleyacropolis.com when most other casinos didn't know hwat the internet was.