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Old 12th June 2012
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As mentioned in the first post on this thread England's first casino opened on the 2nd June, 1962 in the Metropole Hotel.

ITN may possibly have a record of the event somewhere in their archives.

The Hotel is now known as the Hilton Brighton Metropole and stands next door to the Grand Hotel which was where the IRA attempted to assissinate Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet at the 1984 Conservative Party Conference.


Members have said that the casino remained open in the Hotel until the mid 80's and then moved to the International on Preston Street. There don't seem to be too many images available of the International so I'll post a Google Street view of what is now the Genting Casino.
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