A FORMER bookies could be turned into an adult gaming centre if city planners approve.

A proposal for planning permission has been submitted to Glasgow City Council to change the use of the former William Hill betting shop on Sauchiehall Street into an adult gaming centre.

Luxury Leisure want to open up an Admiral gaming centre at the location.

A planning statement said the unit has been vacant since last year after William Hill closed.

The statement added: “The proposed development is for the change of use of the ground floor of 355 Sauchiehall Street from a betting shop to an adult gaming centre, in effect from one type of gambling establishment to another. This will enable the unit to operate as an Admiral AGC.

“The applicant currently employs in excess of 2,000 staff across approximately 234 AGC’s in the UK and account for 22.5 per cent of the UK’s Adult Gaming Centre Market, demonstrating that the company is extremely experienced in this field.”

The planning statement also said that the firm operate a strict ‘challenge 25’ policy.

A decision is expected on the planning application by September 29.

The last date for comments is September 4.