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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND-Manchester has won the right to hostBritain's first regional casino. A five-person Casino AdvisoryPanel picked the city in northwest England from a list of sevencities that also included Blackpool, London and Glasgow.

The casino complex will be located on the east side of the city,around facilities built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.Preliminary development plans call for a 54,000-sf casino with1,250 slot machines.

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