Isle of Man Welcomes Super Casino
Monday, 6 February 2012
The Isle of Man Government is inviting companies to begin to build a ‘high class casino’ on the island, along with a spa.
The move was said to be part of a drive to attract more tourists to the island and also to help create a higher profile for the Island with the gambling industry. The move is believed will help to increase local employment by the government, who urged the developers to come to the island and build a high profile ‘ high quality complex’. These would also work onside the increased prevalence of iPhone casino games, such as blackjack and mobile slots.
Tim Craine, who is part of the department of economic development on the Isle of Man said “The Isle of Man feels that the time is right to diversify its dynamic and growing economy through the establishment of a permanent hotel and casino resort, providing a further location for gaming activities for residents and visitors alike.”
Gambling addiction surveys recently carried out by the NSRI in conjunction with the GamCareUK organisation and the Island’s Gambling Commission showed that up to 20 percent of the island’s inhabitations had a pathological gambling problem. This is in contrast with studies which show the UK has a 0.9 per cent rate for the same problem.