UK High Court Rules in Favor of Aspers Casino Project

Following a decision by the UK High Court in its favor, casino operator Aspers can proceed to build a fifth gaming establishment in Southampton (Hampshire).

Aspers Group is a joint venture between the Aspinall Family and Crown Resorts Australia, whose four other casinos are based in Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Stratford and Northampton. The local City Council had approved Aspers’ bid as early as March 2016 but London-based Global Gaming Ventures objected to the decision on the grounds of being the first to have a construction permit for a casino at the Hammerson shopping development site.

Now that Aspers has been given the go-ahead, it will move on with building the proposed€400 million casino establishment on Southampton’s Royal Pier Waterfront. According to the project plan, the gaming facility will have 150 slot machines, 30 game tables and several bars. Aspers estimates that the new business will open up more than 200 jobs in the area.

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