A curb on high-street gambling? Victoria Derbyshire Show

Posted on August 26, 2015 by admin
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Joanna Gosling leads a discussion on the Victoria Derbyshire Show about whether the amount you can bet on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in betting shops should be lowered.

Hear why Labour MP, Chris Evans, stands against a FOBT stake reduction and why Mike Simons, a Birmingham bookmaker, is all for a stake reduction and has chosen to remove roulette from the FOBTs in his betting shop.

Nick Eardley provides additional background by speaking to a former gambler, Michael O’Grady who lost £150,000 on FOBTs and to Peter Craske from the Association of British Bookmakers. Watch the full piece from 01:10:05 to 01:19:45 on BBC iPlayer.