Manchester United has discontinued its plans for a Las Vegas-style gambling complex next to Old Trafford, according to The Independent. The club had intended to develop a site adjacent to its stadium that would include a massive casino, restaurants, a five-star hotel and sports bar with US gaming group Las Vegas Sands. However, a last minute amendment to the government’s Gambling Bill meant that the number of possible UK-based super casino sites was reduced from eight to one. The club decided that Blackpool was likely to be the government’s preferred site for such an establishment and decided to use its resources otherwise. A United board member told the newspaper: "It is unlikely that this project would come to fruition for a long time – we don’t want to tie-up resources for that amount of time." The club is now understood to be seeking alternative uses for the property.