Genting Casinos has been awarded the large casino license for the town of Solihull in the U.K.
The selection by the Solihull Council Licensing Committee will mean additional entertainment and leisure facilities to reinforce the current offering at the National Exhibition Center. According to the Solihull Observer, the committee’s decision was expected to be agreed by the full council on July 12.
If all goes smoothly, the casino is expected to be up and running in 2013.
Genting Casinos is owned by Genting Malaysia, which won the bid to build the video lottery facility at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City last year. The company has also announced plans for Resorts World Miami in Florida, purchasing 13.9 acres of land in Florida last month for $236 million and now lobbying for a casino license for the project.
Genting Singapore, which sold the Genting U.K. casino subsidiary to Genting Malaysia for £340 million a year ago, operates Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.
Resorts World at the NEC is a £120 million leisure and entertainment complex that will feature the large casino, a four- or five-star hotel, spa, conference and banquet center, restaurants and bars, multiplex movie theater, retail shopping and parking for 300 vehicles. Detailed plans for the complex other than the casino have yet to be submitted by Genting.
The casino will occupy about 4,500 square meters over three floors of the total 50,000-square-meter project.
A large casino as defined under the Gambling Act 2005 may have up to 150 slot machines with maximum jackpot of £4,000. The casino is allowed five slots for each table game present.