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Old 5th August 2009
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Smile UK's First Casino

The clip is right... the Metropole Brighton was Britain's first proper land based casino under the loophole of the Betting and Gaming Act 1960.

The casino remained in the same location for more than 20 years but issues with access to the gaming floor through the Hotel & the need to build a new dedicated entrance + additional local competition slowly starved it into history.

In the late 70's / early 80's the casino was closed and the licence transferred to the new International Club a few hundred yards away in Preston Street - (now Genting's Mint casino)
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