Bookmakers submit to testing of high-stakes gambling machines

Posted on February 17, 2014 by admin
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The gambling industry has bowed to public pressure over the spread of high-speed, high-stakes betting terminals and agreed to the largest programme yet of real-time testing of the machines – including how they are played and the potential for addiction.

In a surprise move, the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), a charity funded through industry donations, said it would hand over a terminal to the University of Lincoln to assess how “gambling at higher stakes is a risk factor for gambling-related harm or irrational gambling” – a move previously resisted by bookmakers.

Read the full article in The Guardian online.