London Borough of Brent Considering New Slot Parlor Proposal

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Last Updated on 14th March 2024, 07:22 AM

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London Borough of Brent Considering New Slot Parlor Proposal

British adult gaming center operator Golden Slots (Southern) Limited has applied for permission to transform a vacant building in the north London borough of Brent into its latest slot parlor.

The Luton-headquartered firm previously known as Las Vegas Bingo Limited lodged an official application with Brent Council late last week and now hopes to be granted the right to convert the disused site of a former Barclays bank branch at 169-171 Cricklewood Broadway into a Golden Slots-branded adult gaming center. The Brent and Kilburn Times detailed the earmarked late-Victorian premises sits at the major thoroughfare’s junction with Chichele Road and has been empty since February of 2022.

Gradual Growth

Golden Slots (Southern) Limited is already responsible for an adult gaming center in the nearby London borough of Haringey and envisions bringing a plethora of low-stakes slot machines to its planned Brent enterprise. In its application, the company moreover revealed the new endeavour would immediately create four full-time jobs encompassing a pair of counter staff roles as well as managerial and security guard posts.

Second Shot

The planning committee for Brent Council turned down an almost identical application from Golden Slots (Southern) Limited last year citing the fact the immediate area is already home to three betting shops in addition to a pair of slot parlors. However, the body later approved a plan that was to have seen the operator convert the basement and ground floor of the four-story building into a bingo hall.

In its latest submission, Golden Slots (Southern) Limited has proposed converting its fresh bingo license for the still-derelict site into an adult gaming center equivalent. The firm has also asked for the removal of existing planning restrictions so its new Brent adult gaming center can operate around-the-clock although Brent Council is to wait until the March 12 expiration of a public consultation period before passing any final judgement.

Preceding Disappointment

This application has been lodged some four months after Brent Council threw out a proposal from Silvertime Amusements Limited to transform the site of a former sports betting shop in the borough’s Harlesden neighborhood into a slot parlor. Local planners are said to have objected to this proposition in October due to the nearby existence of pawnbrokers and pay-day loan outlets alongside six adult gaming centers from operators such as William Hill, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.

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Alan Campbell
Alan Campbell

Alan Campbell has been reporting on the global gambling industry ever since graduating from university in the late-1990s with degrees in journalism, English and history. Now headquartered in the northern English city of Sheffield, he has written on a plethora of topics, companies, regulatory developments and technological innovations for a large number of traditional and digital publications from around the planet.

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