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Salvation Army criticises casino
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The States are to debate a proposal for a casino at Fort Regent
The Salvation Army claims a new casino in Jersey will encourage gambling addictions.

The States are to debate a proposal by the Economic Development Committee to build a casino at Fort Regent.

Committee president, Deputy Gerald Voisin, was encouraged over the plans by a report by Gambling Control and two UK-based experts on whether a casino would be beneficial to the island.

But Army Captain Margaret Bowers said gambling addictions were a serious concern.

She said there were already enough alcohol and drug addictions in the island, without creating gambling opportunities as well.

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