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Friday, March 31, 2006
Regional casino news
Southend is bidding for the regional casino pilot. So presumably that means that Great Yarmouth will be spared? Other bidding locations are Birmingham (at the NEC), Middlesbrough, Bedford (like, why?), Blackpool (surprise), Cardiff, Rainham (please, no...), Glasgow, and many other weird and wonderful places who somehow think (like a complusive gambler) that their fortunes will be revived at one turn of the roulette wheel.

I'm not so sure. Having seen what happened to the floating casinos in lower Mississippi? It made those towns pretty sad places, and that was before Katrina came along and wiped out the entire economy at one fell swoop, because they had no economic diversity. Putting all your chips on one number ain't that smart.

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