Cameron vows to act on ‘crack cocaine’ slot machines: PM calls for cross-party action when review of their dangers is complete

Posted on January 10, 2014 by admin
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David Cameron pledged to crack down on fixed odds betting machines, dubbed the ‘crack cocaine’ of the High street yesterday.

The Prime Minister branded the machines, on which punters can lose up to £300 a minute, ‘a problem’ and called for cross party support for action when a review of the dangers reports back in the Spring.

Mr Cameron intervened after Labour forced a vote in the House of Commons on plans outlined by Ed Miliband to give councils more powers to restrict the spread of the machines, which carry electronic roulette.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.