BoyleSports to open betting shop in Stoke-on-Trent

The Irish bookmaker BoyleSports has announced its plans to open a betting shop inside a Stoke-on-Trent iconic building.

UK.- BoyleSports has revealed that it is interested in opening a betting shop inside an iconic building located in Stoke-on-Trent. The betting shop would occupy two units of the former Webberley’s store in Hanley.

Webberley’s shut its doors in January 2016 after being in business in Hanley for 102 years, according to Stoke Sentinel. While there was a campaign to keep the business open, plans to turn the upper floors into flats have already been approved.

The planning application from BoyleSports says that the company would represent a new occupier of the town centre “at a time when betting shops face an uncertain future with a number of the household names announcing job cuts and store closures.”

“It would also be a timely boost to the centre of Hanley which has a number of vacant units,” said the bookmaker. The Stoke-on-Trent City Council is expected to rule on the Boylesports application within weeks.

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