Don’t gamble with the poorest in society

Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin
Print this page

Forget the tax income, Cameron, just pull the plug on the social curse of high street mini-casinos

By their fruit machines ye shall know them. Every evening on the way back from work I can see them through the doors, eyes glued, fingers twitching, slouched over their machines, the same faces day after day, maybe a few more before Christmas. The shop fronts are cheery with primary-coloured pictures of sporting stars and horses, inside they offer free hot drinks and biscuits, but most customers have come for the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs)

Read the full article in The Times online.