be the next 2005 Act Large Casino
Southampton City Council will invite bids from operators in April for the 2005 Act license, already more than a dozen operators from the UK and abroad have registered interest.
The stage one hearings are set to take place in August, final applications in January 2014. It is expected that he License will be awarded in May 2014.
The Council has said that the preferred choice would be for the new casino to be part of the £450m redevelopment of the Waterfront at Royal Pier, if that is the case then it is unlikely to be open before 2016!
So the answer is that this License will probably not be the next 2005 act casino to open.