The supercasino hasn’t even been built yet, but machine-happy leeds is already a gambling capital. Aisha Iqbal reports.
New research on betting shop ‘roulette’ machines or Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs) claims that more than £3.1 billion was gambled on the controversial machines across the Yorkshire region in just one year.
The Leeds Central constituency tops the Yorkshire region, with an estimated £143 million gambled, according to research by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling
Campaigners say that with over 771 betting shops and 2,819 roulette machines, Yorkshire is estimated to have contributed £106 million to the betting industry’s £1.5 billion profits from the machines.
Read the full article on the Yorkshire Evening Post online.