The average Briton lost almost £300 gambling last year as the amount bet online jumped to a record high. Punters lost a record £1.71 billion on fixed-odds betting terminals, known as the crack cocaine of gambling.
Collectively Britons lost £12.6 billion last year, the equivalent of £286 for every adult in the country, the Gambling Commission said. The actual amount bet would have been higher because the figures only cover losses, not money staked.
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