EXCLUSIVE: Ed Miliband says it is time to pull the plug on fixed odds betting terminals

Posted on January 13, 2014 by admin
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I’ve tried my luck – unsuccessfully – a few times on the Grand National.

But in towns and cities across Britain the old high street bookies are being turned into mini casinos, with more and more fixed odds betting terminals where punters can bet £300 a minute, £18,000 a hour.

And in the hardest-up areas of our country these betting terminals are spreading like an epidemic.

In Newham, London, there are 87 betting shops with 348 machines. In Liverpool there are 153 betting shops with around 559 FOBTs.

Read the full article in The Daily Star online.