The authorities in Middlesbrough, UK, will soon begin inviting operators to bid to win a licence to operate a large casino in the town, which is expected to have a gaming area of between 1,500sq.m and 3,500sq.m.


The move comes after the UK government chose Middlesbrough to be among the eight locations eligible for the development of large casinos.

Once the council has revised its policy relating to the Gambling Act and has held a consultation, it will then invite applications to run the casino. The successful bidder is expected to be announced in 2010.