Dramatically reducing the maximum bet gamblers can place on a single spin of high-stake, casino-style machines would result in a “murky” compromise with the big five bookmakers, a campaigning MP has argued.
Graham Jones has been Labour’s most vocal MP on tackling the ill-effects of high-speed fixed-odds betting terminals, but said he was “not convinced” by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling’s solution of capping stakes at £2.
Currently, punters can lose up to £300 a minute on the machines. He added he was “not quite on the same page” as the campaign, even though he was hosting the Parliamentary launch of the group’s latest research yesterday.
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