Potters Bar gambling arcade could double number of machines

IT hasn't even opened yet, but already the new gambling arcade in Potters Bar is courting fresh controversy. With about three weeks to go before the much-opposed adult gaming centre begins trading on Darkes Lane, owner Leisureworld

IT hasn't even opened yet, but already the new gambling arcade in Potters Bar is courting fresh controversy.

With about three weeks to go before the much-opposed adult gaming centre begins trading on Darkes Lane, owner Leisureworld has submitted an application to split the premises in two.

And a further application, received by the Hertsmere licensing committee, is bidding for a second adult gaming licence.

If granted, it means the company can theoretically double the number of fruit machines originally permitted on the site.

* See this week's Times Potters Bar Edition for reaction to the plans.