BBC Radio 5 Live – August 24th 2017

Posted on August 25, 2017 by admin
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Following the publication of data compiled by the Gambling Commission – the body that regulates and licences the gambling industry in the United Kingdom – showing that the number of problem gamblers has risen to more than 400,000, Radio 5 Live looks at FOBTs and whether they should have the stakes slashed.

First up, Tim Miller from the Gambling Commission discusses the new report, and Campaign spokesperson Matt Zarb-Cousin talks about the devastating impact gambling addiction can have. Listen back to their interview at 1 hour 7 minutes.

Second, Carolyn Harris MP of the All Party Parliamentary Group takes on the Association of British Bookmakers in their interview. Listen back to the piece at 2 hours 7 minutes.