Ed Miliband vows to rid Britain of the crack cocaine of gambling and stop the high-stake ‘epidemic’

Posted on December 20, 2013 by admin
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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.