Bookies asked to hand over ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ machines to test addictive properties

Posted on February 3, 2014 by admin
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Bookies are being asked to hand over a high-stakes betting ­machine so its addictive properties can be tested, reports the Sunday People.

Sports minister Helen Grant wants to see if fixed-odds ­terminals, which can swallow £100 in 20 ­seconds, ­deserve the ­label “the crack ­cocaine of gambling”.

Ms Grant, who met betting industry chiefs on Thursday, has threatened Government curbs on FOBTs unless bookies convince her they are ­trying to make them safer.

Read the full article in The Daily Mirror online.