All things considered – Gambling

Posted on March 3, 2017 by admin
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Roy Jenkins explores the impact of gambling on individuals, families and society, asking what can be done by support groups, churches and government.

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – known as FOBTs –  can swallow up a hundred pounds every twenty seconds.   Wales alone has 1,500, and each is reckoned to take a million pounds a year in stakes – which is a staggering one-and-half billion pounds.  A speaker at this week’s General Synod of the Church of England spoke of them feeding off poverty and plunging people into unmanageable debt.

Listen to the full feature on the BBC Radio Wales website