Bookmakers accused of targeting deprived communities with high stakes gambling machines that helped rake in £13BILLION last year

Posted on March 4, 2014 by admin
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British bookmakers and betting shop proprietors have been accused of targeting the most deprived communities with high stakes gambling machines that have helped earn the industry £13 billion.

A parliamentary report reveals that in the 55 most deprived areas of the country, there are a total of 2,691 betting shops, in which £13bn was staked on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), with losses of £470 million.

The figures released by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling reportedly show that bookmakers and betting shops have targeted the most deprived and poorest areas, where there is high unemployment, high crime and low income.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.