More than £4 million was lost in just one year by people in Stockton North and several times more across Teesside on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), and local MP Alex Cunningham today demanded that the Government act.
In his question to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport yesterday Alex asked:
“Nearly £4million was lost on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in my Stockton North constituency by those who can least afford it. I know the Minister is aware of the concerns and problems again highlighted in an APPG report last week.
“Can I urge her to respond positively and let’s have lower stakes for these machines?”
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