GAMING companies who are interested in running a casino in Solihull are being invited to meet council officials next week to discuss their proposals.
Last year, Solihull was given Gvernment approval for the location for a large casino, and the borough council has to decide which operator will be awarded a licence.
The council, which has a statutory duty to consider all proposals on their merits, has already launched a public consultation on gambling policy.
This takes into account the competition criteria to be followed before a licence is issued and people’s views on any regeneration activities and facilities they feel a casino operator should be encouraged to propose when making a bid.
A council spokeswoman said the meeting with potential casino operators would give them an insight into the council’s expectations, including securing the greatest benefit for the local area.
The meeting will take place at the council’s Civic Suite on Tuesday June 2 at 5pm and those wishing to attend should telephone 0121 704 6047 by this Friday, May 29.
To view and comment on the council’s daft gambling policy, go to www.solihull.gov.uk/consultation/gambling policy.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org before June 26.