Berkshire

Slough residents vote against allowing casinos in town

Slough residents have rejected the idea of introducing casinos to their town.

Following a public consultation 71% voted in favour of upholding the Berkshire town's current "no casino" policy.

A council spokesperson said considerations for not having a casino were "the effect on vulnerable people, personal and religious beliefs".

The Berkshire town's policy has been in place since 2006 with a public consultation every three years.

Slough Borough Council's licensing committee is expected uphold residents' views at its meeting on 30 May.

Slough previously fell under a gambling law that prohibited casinos in towns with populations under 150,000, but this rule was quashed in 2007.

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