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

Posted on December 20, 2013 by admin
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A new generation of high stakes gaming machines has turned traditional bookmakers on every high street ‘into mini-casinos’, Ed Miliband will warn today.

The Labour leader will set out plans to rid communities of controversial machines which allow punters to gamble up to £300 a minute, or £18,000 an hour.

He will accuse firms of targeting vulnerable people and causing ‘misery’ for millions of families.

Britain’s 33,000 fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), also dubbed the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling, have been under increasing scrutiny in recent months.

Read more in the Daily Mail Online.