Pleasure Beach team win casino contestSunday 29th April 2012
Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach owners have been awarded the licence to operate a new £30m casino in the town.
Pleasure and Leisure Property Corporation (PLPC) intend to develop the new casino and leisure complex on a piece of land at South Beach Parade, next to the Pleasure Beach.
To be known as The Edge, the development is expected to create about 1,000 jobs and will include restaurants, bars, a bowling alley, eight-screen cinema, six-storey budget hotel and a multi-storey car park.
The licence was awarded by the borough council which believed the PLPC project would bring the greatest benefit to the borough.
The Edge already has planning consent and building work is expected to start in October.
Albert Jones, chairman of PLPC, said he was absolutely delighted with the decision. His company won the licence in a straight contest with Palatial Leisure, which owns the existing Palace bingo and casino centre in the town centre.
Great Yarmouth was one of eight locations in England and Wales to be granted permission by the government to build a large casino.