What happens in Manchester stays in Manchester!
For some reason (loyal NuLabour nest?) Manchester gets the super casino. Now while I’m glad my home city gets things I do think that Blackpool needed it more although there is a good question just what regeneration means. Connected businesses prosper (construction, lawyers, land owners) but mostly there is little sharing of the wealth, because this is capitalism after all. Sort of fitting it is all about gambling, where the house always wins.
UPDATE: Blairwatch dissects the choice, think -Labour electoral strategy. [link fixed]