Campaigners urge regulation of ‘crack cocaine’ fixed-odds betting machines

Posted on December 21, 2015 by admin
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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.

The terminals allow gamblers to bet up to £100 a time on slot machine simulators and games such as blackjack, roulette and bingo.

Read more in The National