A £200,000 entertainment centre has opened in the city centre, creating ten new jobs.

Merkur Slots' new centre in St James's Street in Brighton features the latest bingo and digital slot machines, with an emphasis on low-stake gaming and pay-outs between £5 and £500.

The opening is part of a nationwide programme that will see the company invest over £10 million into British high streets this year.

Mark Schertle, chief operating officer of Merkur Slots' parent company Merkur Casino UK, said: "We pride ourselves on our continued investment in UK high streets, and so it means a lot to be able to support the local community and economy in Brighton through the creation of these new jobs.

"Every new venue we open creates an average of 10 new local jobs and having created 400 in 2021, we are aiming to create a further 600 in 2022."

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Customers at the new centre will be able to play an extensive library of new and classic games, and also receive unlimited free refreshments.

Mr Schertle said: "Our aim with this new state-of-the-art entertainment centre is to give both new and existing customers a unique gaming experience in an environment that reflects the scale of the investment.

"I'm sure those visiting over the next few days and weeks will be as excited about this new Merkur Slots venue as I am."

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