Casino bid firm says plan could see Belfast win big
By Simon Cunningham
THE company behind a bid to build Belfast's first casino have said it could generate hundreds of jobs and pump millions into the north's economy.
Such a development, however, is illegal in Northern Ireland - with legislation due to be reviewed next year.
The Rank Group wants to build an £18 million entertainment complex in the city centre and said its plans could create 200 skilled jobs.
However, social development minister Nelson McCausland who is responsible for gambling laws said there was "no appetite" for a casino and signalled he had no intent to remove the ban.