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Capital's world Monopoly bid call
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The new world Monopoly will feature 22 cities
A city leader is calling on Edinburgh residents to help ensure the capital gains a place on a new worldwide edition of Monopoly.

Hasbro, the makers of the game, launched an online vote last month to chose the cities which will feature on the board.

With 14 days to go before the closing date, Edinburgh was trailing in 35th place with just 1.1% of the vote.

Only the top 20 cities will win a place in the game.

Dundee is hoping to be one of the two other cities which will be chosen through a wildcard vote.

It would almost be hard to imagine a global Monopoly board without Scotland's Capital city
Tom Buchanan
Edinburgh City Council

Edinburgh is on a list of 68 cities which were nominated by a group of 2,000 travel writers.

Montreal is currently leading the table with 4.8% of the vote, followed by Paris, Cape Town and London.

Other cities which are doing well include Queenstown in New Zealand and Riga in Latvia.

Tom Buchanan, Edinburgh City Council's economic development committee convener, said: "We want to be at the Mayfair end of the board, not Old Kent road, so it would be great if people could get on the website and vote.

"It would almost be hard to imagine a global Monopoly board without Scotland's capital city wouldn't it?

"Millions of people from all over the world can trace roots back to Edinburgh so I'm sure that they will be behind it, as well as the millions of tourists who have come and had a fantastic time here."

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