Peers throw out casino plans

The Government's plans for a super-casino and 16 smaller casinos in towns including Great Yarmouth have been defeated in the Lords tonight.

The Government's plans for a super-casino and 16 smaller casinos in towns including Great Yarmouth have been defeated in the Lords tonight.

The decision to site the UK's first super-casino in Manchester was thrown out in the House of Lords by three votes.

In the Commons the Government managed victory by 24 votes, but the plans remain ousted because of the peers'rejection.

There were celebrations in Great Yarmouth when the panel's decision was announced earlier this year. Now the Government has to go back to the drawing board.

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said she wanted “to reflect on the outcome” and promised new proposals.