Comments are totally misleading

PUBLISHED: 08:35 25 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:55 24 May 2010

FOLLOWING your recent articles on a casino for Weston I feel some of the comments are totally misleading. What a pity some of these councillors didn't have the foresight to see if anybody in the town was or had been involved with this type of business. Fr

FOLLOWING your recent articles on a casino for Weston I feel some of the comments are totally misleading. What a pity some of these councillors didn't have the foresight to see if anybody in the town was or had been involved with this type of business.From 1971 to 1978 I worked at the largest casino in the West End of London, finishing up as the general manager for food and beverage.This was probably the super casino of the time. We had over 75 gaming tables, five restaurants, and a disco. We employed over 1,000 people (yes, 1,000 new jobs for the town), and in the year I left we turned over £52.5 million, possibly enough to rebuild the Tropicana. Credit was only given when the client had a sufficient credit rating to cover. This was supplied by other casinos, and a credit rating agency, and in the case of international clients it was obtained from in some cases a credit board in Las Vegas. So the danger of unlimited credit to someone who could not pay was minimal.Credit was something that the Gaming Board for England kept a very close eye on and casinos could lose their licences. What a pity we have so many ostriches on the district council, they are unable to see the way forward for the sand.Come on Weston councillors, wake up!CLLR DAVID EVANSSummer Lane WardTavistock Road, Worle

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