what’s going on with the council and the casinos?

what’s going on with the council and the casinos?
at the risk of sounding like an evening mail letters page loony – how can the council come to the decision that the NEC site (in Solihull lest we forget – the Birmingham NEC thing is more like the way cheap airlines say things like London Luton ariport) is their “prefered option”? Isn’t that a bit like the USA saying Canada is their prefered option to situate Las Vegas in? …