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24 hour gambling and bingo in Market Place

An adult gaming and amusement centre with a bingo hall could open in the Market Place.

Merkur Slots want to operate 24 hours a day and offer Newbury electronic gaming and amusement machines, including electronic bingo in the building that had been occupied by William Hill.

A comment by the planning consultant for the scheme, reads: "While it is acknowledged that the proposed 24-hour use may bring perceived issues, the night-time use would be low key with few customers and will offer a facility for night workers and shift workers, generating employment and natural surveillance."

Five full time jobs will be created by Merkur Slots who according to their website are a new up and coming brand in the UK bringing the latest fun slots & bingo experience in smaller sized high street locations.

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