Belfast Telegraph reported that the City Council in Belfast is consulting the wide public whether the city needs a casino complex that is going to cost them 300 million pounds to build.
The casino complex itself makes the City Council rethink and take into consideration, the city licensing laws, as they do not allow building and development of casino properties. Discussions regarding this law have already been held between two of the biggest casino operators and some political and business leaders. The Rank Group already shows interest in the potential of the actual development.
The consultation with the public shows that international investors are highly interested in the development of a complex dedicated to casinos and entertainment in Belfast.
The Councillor of Belfast, Jim McVeigh, during an interview with the Telegraph, says that consulting the public is their way of getting an actual opinion from the people living in Belfast, as well as the people making a living from tourism and hospitality.
Referring the changes this project will bring, meaning in expenses and public impact, he added that this project will add around £300m and 1,000 jobs to the society approximately.
The final decision is about to be made from the Department For Communities and the Northern Ireland Assembly, after the consultation with the public finishes on the 5th
McVeigh likes the chances of the project and states that more organizations are looking forward to do this and finish the project. He pointed out that they have the means to do it and that it is a very real opportunity to happen real soon.