Monday, 2 April 2012

Isle of Man Libraries to be funded by online gambling firm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-17585066
"An Isle of Man-based e-gaming firm has come forward with funding to secure the future of the Manx library service.
Pokerstars, which has headquarters in Onchan, will fund the family and mobile service for the next three years.
The announcement comes after a controversial government decision to close the facilities down.
The funds, which will be donated through the Manx Education Foundation (MEF), will maintain the current level of service and safeguard all jobs."
see also:
http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_203044.html

A new spin on the private funding concept! What does Pokerstars want in return i hear you ask? Well we don't know yet but it definitely raises concerns surrounding suitability and sustainability!

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