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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