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Gambling in Margate

Margate is equally famous for its beaches and amusement arcades.

The balmy weather has been a relief, with arcades relying on families spending weekends there.

"People used to come for two weeks but all the hotels have disappeared," John Lane, manager of a top arcade, says.

Firms are diversifying, some of them opening nightclubs on their premises.

"Like everything, you have to evolve or die."

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