Are ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines set for service stations? Ministers under pressure from amusement industry to allow spread of £100-a-spin games

Posted on August 11, 2014 by admin
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Betting machines dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ could spread to arcades and service stations as part of proposals from the amusement industry.

Ministers are under pressure to allow the machines – which are currently only allowed in betting shops – to be more widespread.

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are casino-style games which allow users to spend up to £100 a spin and are blamed for a worrying rise in problem gambling.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.