Bookies caught cold as Government tackles ‘crack cocaine of gambling’

Posted on March 6, 2014 by admin
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Fixed-odds betting terminals. Four words that hardly roll off the tongue. No wonder “crack cocaine” gambling machines has caught on to describe the gaming terminals found in betting shops across Britain.

A year ago, most people would never have heard of FoBTs – or “Fobtees” as they are pronounced.

Unless you work in the betting industry or dwell in a bookie any longer that it takes to put a tenner on some no-hoper of a nag at the Grand National, it’s unlikely you would have given the touch-screen gaming terminals anything more than a fleeting glance.

Read the full article in The Telegraph online.