Court to rule on appeal over casino drink bid

Genting Club, Queens Promenade
Genting Club, Queens Promenade
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A concerned resident has appealed against a decision by Blackpool Council to 
allow a casino to serve alcohol around the clock.

The appeal by Robert McDougall over the licence granted to Genting Casino on Queens Promenade, will be heard by Blackpool magistrates at 2pm on Wednesday, June 25. The council will defend its decision.

Mr McDougall of Patterdale Avenue, Marton, last month objected to the application before the council’s licensing committee.

He fears the impact of 24-hour drinking on residents at the nearby Carlin Gate and St Stephen’s Care Homes, including his brother Michael, and said he would be willing to take the matter to ‘higher courts’.

He said: “I have appealed on the grounds of the health and safety of residents, particularly those living in the care homes. They shouldn’t have to be subjected to the noise this will bring.”