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A former betting shop in Lichfield city centre could become home to a slot machine business.

The unit on Market Street had previously been a Coral store until 2019.

But Cashino Gaming Ltd now wants to convert the site for a Merkur Slots outlet.

A planning statement said the change would boost the local economy.

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“The proposed adult gaming centre will result in a number of benefits, including bringing a vacant building back into use.

“The redecoration of the existing shopfront, high levels of footfall and the creation of jobs means thew proposed use will complement the surrounding commercial premises, strengthening both the day and night time economy.”

Planning statement

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.


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  1. Replace one grim business with another grim business, on the opposite side of the road to another grim slot machine business.


  2. Boost the local economy, that’ll always do it.
    Creation of jobs, that’ll do it as well. How many jobs? How many people does it take to look after a floor of slot machines?

  3. How will it strengthen the economy when they fall out of the place they will have no money left and if by chance they do it will go in the nearest pub

  4. Drip feed the millionaire business owners’ bank balances via the poor stupid people who have a gambling addiction. How is this type of business still allowed to be legal? Oh yes that’s right, their rich mates on government.

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