Last week Woolwich town centre coffee shop Coffee Lounge tweeted about numerous problems emanating from bookies in the area, including Ladbrokes next door.
Today they’ve tweeted to say Ladbrokes located in Equitable House has closed.
TOWN CENTRE UPDATE: As of yesterday Ladbrokes next to us has closed its doors! Good news you might say?…but until the fruit n veg is moved back to the market there is little chance of attracting better tenants once the scaffolding comes down. Alfresco dining by the bins anyone? pic.twitter.com/XHlTk58LQ2
— CoffeeLoungeNews (@CoffeeLoungeSE) August 1, 2018
Could it be permanent?
It’s far from the only bookies in the immediate area. There’s another Ladbrokes as well as Betfred and Coral.
Recent changes to the amount that can be gambled on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals could cause many more to close.