Casino ban could be extended

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A ban on casinos opening in North Tyneside could be extended by a further three years.

In November 2015, North Tyneside agreed not to grant a premises licence for any casinos attempting to open in the area – but that resolution will expire next January.

Council chiefs are now preparing to launch a six-week public consultation on a new licensing and gambling policy, which will begin on June 1.

Part of that is set to include a new casino ban which would prohibit the authority from issuing a casino premises licence for a further three years to 2022.