Brandon mayor renews calls for gaming centre
Shari Decter-Hirst wants the province to greenlight a gaming centre in Brandon
Brandon’s mayor is looking to get in on gaming revenues.
Shari Decter-Hirst said she’s pushing the province to allow a new gaming centre in the city.
The public announcement comes just days after provincial officials announced a new 5,000 square foot gaming centre destined for downtown Winnipeg.
The centre will be located in Cityplace near the MTS Centre and will house 140 slot machines, two poker tables and four blackjack tables.
She said something similar in Brandon could go a long way to reenergizing the city's downtown area.
"We've got a downtown. It's languishing and needs a bit of a boost," said Decter-Hirst.
"We've got property available where we're going to be building a hotel. This would be a marvelous addition to the downtown."
Decter-Hirst has previously pushed for a full casino in Brandon but said she would settle for a gaming centre.