The Road to a Super Casino
The Roulette Wheel now spins in the city Birmingham on the possible super casino planned in Saltley suburb. The usual cards anti-protestors lay out when it comes to casino businesses are increased crimes, broken homes, the undermining of moral values, individual bankruptcies, and their four aces, is addiction. But consider the pro-gambling cards too. Casinos transform a city. It generates revenues; it creates jobs (and lots of them); it provides countless opportunities; it builds hotels, tourist attractions, schools, hospitals, roads, sports stadium and other infrastructures. That's their royal flush and it beats the anti-gambling protestors' every time - which is why Birmingham city is nearly capturing the crown of building the biggest casino establishment in the world.
Local legislators can't deny the evils of gambling, but they can't turn their minds on the enormous advantages it brings either. So in 2004, they backed up plans for building the super casino. The tricky part is where to put it.
National Exhibition Center, in a surprise decision, first put out word that it's true. They want a casino. But it's a different kind of Casino, instead it's something that could put the largest casino establishment of Las Vegas and Monaco to shame. Nobody in the public had inkling on where in Birmingham this super casino would be; until two months later, when owners of the football club actually had merged their plans in building their own stadium with that of the casino royals. Both now had a 'super-stadium' project that incorporated football in one side and a gambling mecca on the other.
The government would most likely license this super casino because it is the first of its kind. But it's doubtful that another license for another super casino would be issued. So project leaders are putting their wagers that the feasibility of this super casino would only be a success.
The ultimate approval for a casino this size would be given in the West Midlands Regional Assembly. Their number one criterion for any approval is whether or not the casino provides the grandest of opportunities to the public. And project leaders are confident that it would. First of all, it would generate more than enough revenue for the Football club to build a new super stadium. This would boost employment and tourists in the suburbs of Saltley and Solihull. The funds can also be disperse for the development of new housing in the area. All in all, it's a win all situation for the public and for the football club and its fans. The plan for Saltley is not just to build a center for casinos, but it's planned to become a sporting village on its own.