Ed Miliband today vows to rid Britain of controversial high-stake gaming machines .
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, the Labour leader says he will bring in laws allowing councils to ban fixed-odds terminals from betting shops.
Punters can lose up to £100 every 20 seconds on the machines – branded the “crack cocaine” of gambling.
Mr Miliband told the Mirror the terminals were “dangerously addictive” and the cause of “untold damage” as household budgets were gambled away.
He said they had become an “epidemic”, raking in £1.55billion for bookies in the last year.
Read the full article in The Mirror online.