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Isle of Man in push for 'high-class casino'

The Isle of Man government is inviting businesses to bid to build a "high-class casino" and spa.

Officials said they hoped the move would attract more tourists and help increase the island's profile in the gaming industry.

They urged developers to come forward with proposals for a "high-quality complex".

Tim Craine, from the department of economic development, said the move would help to boost local employment.

He added: "The Isle of Man feels that the time is right to diversify its dynamic and growing economy through the establishment of a permanent hotel and casino resort, providing a further location for gaming activities for residents and visitors alike."

The deadline for tenders is 31 January.

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