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23 January 2008
Cardiff is going head-to-head with cities throughout the word to win a place on the board of a new international Monopoly game.
Cardiff University is backing the city’s bid by encouraging staff, students and alumni to vote as often as they can.
Votes are cast online at www.monopoly.com to create the first-ever worldwide edition of the game. Voting is open now and anyone can vote each day until the poll closes on 28 February 2008.
Professor Ken Woodhouse, Cardiff University's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement said: "Cardiff University is at the heart of Wales’ capital city and is proud to contribute to its world-leading reputation indicated by the breadth of our international links and the impact of our work internationally.
"The Cardiff University community is a world-wide one and we’re pleased to encourage everyone to vote for Cardiff in this our 125th anniversary year."
The city that receives the most votes will be placed on the highest rent property traditionally held by Mayfair. The 20 cities that receive the most votes will be part of Monopoly history as the first cities selected to be on the World edition game board.
However, two spaces on the board will be reserved for cities that are nominated through a wild card vote. Any city in the world can be nominated for these property spaces, which means that Cardiff might appear on the game board next to Paris, London or New York. The wild card winners will occupy the low-rent property spaces traditionally held by Whitechapel and Old Kent Road.
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