Chongie Entertainment is set to continue its Greater London expansion after Brent Council granted the operator a premises licence for a new AGC in Wembley.
The Little Vegas venue is expected to open on the High Road next month, and joins recent approvals for the brand in Reading, Wood Green and Crawley. “There were no issues raised by the council’s licensing team, while officers from the Metropolitan Police withdrew their initial concerns after the applicant agreed to a series of increased safety measures,” reported the Kilburn Times. “These included constant monitoring of the floor by staff, a robust ‘challenge 25’ scheme to tackle underage gambling, and a clear effort to discourage street drinking nearby.”
Commenting on the application, Chongie representative Patrick Whur said “the operation of this company has been properly assessed and, working with the responsible authorities, has agreed to 23 conditions.”
“Any suggestion of vulnerable people in the venue would be immediately challenged – it’s not in the interest of the business to have people inside who you are meant to be protecting.”
Chongie Entertainment was licensed by the Gambling Commission in February of this year, and it has ambitious plans for the high street stating “there will be over 20 Little Vegas sites open in the next 24 months.”