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City bids for world Monopoly spot
Lord Provost John Letford
Dundee's lord provost is urging people to vote for the city
Dundee has stepped into the battle to secure a place on the worldwide Monopoly board.

The public will get to choose the 22 cities which make it onto the global edition of the game.

Travel writers have already picked a shortlist of 68 areas, which will be whittled down to 20 winners through a public vote.

Dundee did not make that list, but is hoping to pick up one of the two wildcard spaces on the board.

The 20 cities which receive the most wildcard votes will go forward to a second round of voting.

All 22 winning cities will be announced in August.

Dundee slot on Monopoly
Last year Dundee won a spot in the UK edition

Edinburgh is the only Scottish city to make it onto the list chosen by the travel writers.

In September last year Dundee became the only Scottish city to be included in the UK version of the game.

Lord Provost John Letford said: "First of all the UK, now the world.

"This time round we are obviously facing stiffer competition, especially with a two stage selection process that means we have to get through to the final 20 wildcard cities, before another vote to settle on the final winner.

"I'm sure we're going to be successful.

"I will be on the phone or on the e-mail to all our twinning cities throughout the world.

"We're not worried about the competition, we don't believe in runners up."

Monopoly is sold in more than 100 countries around the world and is available in 37 languages.

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