Resorts World Birmingham will allow up to 2,000 people at a time to try their luck but some believe it will hurt the community
The chips are being counted, the roulette wheels prepared, the gaming machines readied. From next week, the doors of the UK’s newest and shiniest casino will be thrown open, giving up to 2,000 people at any one time the chance to try their luck on the turn of a card or the throw of a dice.
Those behind Resorts World Birmingham claim the leisure and casino complex will deliver a touch of Las Vegas fun and glamour to the West Midlands. But critics fear the casino, which will be open 24 hours a day, could lead to an increase in problem gambling and misery.