Bookies machines known as ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ target most deprived areas

Posted on November 25, 2013 by admin
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Betting machines as addictive as crack cocaine cost punters ­£8.5billion a year – and lead thousands of the most ­vulnerable people into desperate misery.

Gamblers as young as 18 can even use bank cards to blow £100 every 20 ­seconds on games such as roulette on the 33,345 consoles around Britain – the vast ­majority sited in dole-queue blackspots.

Today the Sunday People launches a campaign to crack down on the casino machines. We call for tough new laws to save punters from getting hooked.

Read the full article in The Mirror online.