Prescott gambles with the Dome

The future of the Millennium Dome was in doubt last night as the US billionaire embroiled in controversy over his relationship with John Prescott threatened to withdraw £250m worth of investment if his bid to build a supercasino there is rejected.

Minutes obtained by The Observer, under the Freedom of Information Act, include details of a meeting between Lord McIntosh, the former culture minister who is now a senior member of the body regulating gambling, and a senior executive at Kerzner International, involved alongside Philip Anschutz in the casino bid.

US tycoon in £250m threat to Dome plan (Observer, 9 July 2006)