Ed Miliband declares war on ‘crack cocaine’ gaming machines that allow punters to gamble £300 a minute

Posted on December 23, 2013 by admin
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David Cameron was under increasing pressure to stop the spread of fixed-odds betting terminals last night.

Labour leader Ed Miliband announced plans to give councils the power to ban the gambling machines, which have been dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of the high street’.

Mr Miliband admitted Labour, which allowed the creation of the machines in the 2005 Gambling Act, had ‘changed our mind’, following widespread concern that the machines are addictive for problem gamblers.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.