A CASINO complex could be built in Huddersfield as part of a shake-up of gambling laws.
Secret considerations have been made within Kirklees Council as to whether to apply for a licence to house a new gambling den.
The government plans to allow 17 casinos to open across the country - one "super" casino, eight large casinos and eight smaller venues.
The "super" casino would have 1,250 unlimited jackpot gaming machines.
Large casinos will have up to 150 machines with top jackpots of £4,000.
Small casinos could have 80 £4,000 jackpot machines.
All would have traditional casino-style games such as roulette and blackjack.
The Examiner understands the newly- formed Casino Advisory Panel has asked Kirklees Council whether they would want such a development.
A council source said discussions were on-going.
The source added: "At the moment the only thing that has been ruled out is a super casino.
"We don't want that.
"But the large and smaller casinos are still being considered.
"The council has to give an expression of interest before the end of next month.
"That means that we are just keeping options open - we aren't definitely applying at this stage.
"But it has not been ruled out."
The source said various sites for the gambling complex had been discussed.
The source added: "It is fair to say there are a few places which stand out.
"But discussions have not been limited to Huddersfield. If a new casino comes to Kirklees it could be anywhere in the district."
Kirklees Council has until the end of March to submit an expression of interest.
Huddersfield already has a sucessful casino at the Folly Hall leisure complex.