Call for ban on ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines

Posted on December 21, 2015 by admin
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MSPs want a total ban on high-stakes betting machines, labelled the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

Campaign groups have called for Westminster to regulate “crack cocaine” gambling machines after a Holyrood report found they should be banned from the high street.

The report, published today by the local government and regeneration committee, looked into the use of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which are common in bookmakers across Scotland.

Read more in The Express