Manchester has won its bid to host Britain’s first Las Vegas style super-casino, beating off stiff competition from Blackpool and London. Supporters say that the new casino project will boost the city’s economy, creating jobs and regenerating the local area. It will certainly boost the fortunes of the taxman and the casino owners. However critics argue that it will encourage gambling addictions. Love it or loathe it, the exciting new development will form part of the city’s bright, shining future.