Casino capitalism: Call to relax rules on opening casinos in a bid to boost jobs

The Sunday Mirror profiles new IEA Report

George Osborne must relax the strict rules that stop new casinos opening, a report will urge this week.

A shake-up would create thousands of jobs while raking in more than £30million a year in ­gambling duty alone, the Chancellor will be told.

Current regulations mean casinos can open only in ­“permitted” areas. But 56 of more than 200 existing casino licences are ­unused.

The report, to be published on Tuesday by the Institute of Economic Affairs, calls on the Government to relax “arbitrary and unfair” rules and let licences be transferred.

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