Members of the Hull city council cabinet have agreed on basic guidelines to present potential casino operators bidding for the proposed large casino license there.
Casino proposals must include conference facilities, restaurants, bars and other such amenities, and create a minimum of 125 jobs in the retail, hotel and food and beverage sectors.
Proposals must also fit well with local redevelopment plans for the city center that are already in existence, and set a period of time within which the project will be completed.
Council member John Robinson, in charge of image and culture, wants to be sure that casino development will not harm the public.
“We need to make sure that any proposed development would be appropriately located away from schools and youth centers,” said Robinson. “In addition, the appropriate safeguards will be put in place through the licensing and planning process to make sure that the development won’t compromise the support that is given to vulnerable groups.”
The council is expected to request proposals from casino operators in December, at the earliest.