Methodist response to renewed consultation on casinos

Anthea Cox, Coordinating Secretary for Public Life &Social Justice, says;

"We're delighted to hear this news. Our concerns about casinoshave always primarily been about the harm they can do to people whodevelop gambling problems but we were never convinced about whetherthey were a realistic way of regenerating urban areas. We lookforward to the Government's review in September and are pleasedthat the Government has listened to the concerns raised by churchesand other groups."