Lawyers for the British Casino Association, which represents most of the country’s existing 138 casinos, told Mr Justice Langstaff in the High Court yesterday that in drawing up the expansion policy, Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, had 'failed to comply with her duties of fair consultation'. Financial Times

They claimed that Britain’s casinos could lose as much as £120m in profit annually if the government’s 'blatantly unfair' proposals, including the introduction of a Las Vegas-style supercasino, go ahead.

The association is pursuing a legal challenge to the proposed gaming expansion plans.