CASH staked on controversial gambling machines in Scottish bookies soared by a staggering £176million last year, a survey claims.
The total amount staked on the casino-type fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) was an astonishing £4.4billion.
That is the equivalent of £1057 for every adult in the country.
In Ireland, politicians have moved to outlaw the machines, which have been branded the crack cocaine of gambling.
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