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Birmingham NEC casino given planning permission

Model of planned complex
Image caption The casino complex will sit next to the LG Arena close to Birmingham Airport

Planning permission has been granted for a £120m casino complex on land at the NEC in Birmingham.

The decision was made by Solihull Council which had already granted a large casino premises licence to developers last year.

A hotel, spa, multi-screen cinema, conference and banqueting centre, and designer shopping outlets have also been proposed for the site.

Genting UK said it will create more than 1,100 full-time equivalent jobs.

The company, which trades as Genting Casinos, said it anticipated it would take up to two years to construct the venue.

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