发布时间：2016-06-17 来源：新东方在线 发布人：zolo
The scramble to house the UK’s only Las Vegas-style super casino is turning into a lottery. The body set to up to decide its location has already received more than 40 applications and its head says he does not know how to chose between them.
英国政府赌场顾问小组(Casino Advisory Panel)负责人斯蒂芬·克罗(Stephen Crow)教授表示，在评估这些申请的时候，“公平和严格审查是我们的口号”。但是，当被问及如何选择的时候，他说：“我们怎么下决定?我不知道。”
Professor Stephen Crow, head of the government’s Casino Advisory Panel, said “fairness and rigorous examination will be our watchwords” when assessing the applications. But when asked how he would choose, he said: “How are we going to make up our minds? I don’t know.”
With the deadline for applications not until March 31 more authorities are expected to register interest in having a super casino. Blackpool is the favourite to win the licence, having made a super casino the cornerstone of a city-wide regeneration programme.
However, London is also hopeful of winning the licence, with super casinos planned at the new Wembley stadium and next to the Millennium Dome.
Under the government’s controversial new gambling laws, which were passed last year, only one super casino will be allowed. An additional eight medium-sized new casinos and eight large ones will also receive licences.
在一次社会市场基金会(Social Market Foundation)的研讨会上，克罗向包括数家美国赌场经营者在内的听众表示，多数地方当局仅对超级赌场感兴趣。他称：“他们对大型或小型赌场的兴趣没有那么大。”
Speaking at a Social Market Foundation seminar to an audience that included several US casino operators, Professor Crow said most local authorities were only interested in super casinos. “They are not so interested in the large or small ones,” he said.
The government originally intended to grant eight super casino licences but was forced to cut the number to one after tense negotiations with the Conservatives in the run-up to the last general election.
Richard Caborn, gambling minister, said recently the legislation could be revisited and the number of super casino licences increased – provided there was sufficient support from local authorities, MPs and the public.