A former gambling addict has revealed how he blew £200,000 in 10 years after becoming hooked on gambling machines.
Simon Perfitt, 58, went from a £50,000 job to living on benefits after he started playing fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) – blowing up to £3,000 per day.
The businessman had led a lavish lifestyle back in 2001, enjoying well-paid jobs in e-commerce which allowed him to own a Porsche. He had also just moved in with a new girlfriend.
But Mr Perfitt, from Dudley, West Midlands lost it all after becoming addicted to playing roulette on the controversial machines, dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling and which rake in £1.5 billion-a-year in profit for bookmakers.
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