A Scotland international football star has begged bookies to ban him from betting after spending thousands on bets labelled the ‘crack cocaine of gambling ’
The unnamed £8m player sought help for an addiction to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) which allow punters to blow up to £100 every 20 seconds.
The star has joined a scheme which will see bookies staff refuse to serve him for 12 months. The scheme, operated by Ladbrokes, involves the players details being circulated to staff who will then block him from betting.
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