There’s something magical about proper roulette – choosing your favourite numbers, placing your chips on the green baize.
Then an expectant hush followed by the croupier’s spin and the whiz and clatter of the ball as it settles.
But I found there was no magic in playing the game on a controversial casino-style machine at a bookies – especially as I blew £500 in just 48 minutes.
The Sunday People is campaigning for tough regulations to control fixed odds betting terminals, on which punters can lose up to £100 in 20 seconds. So I decided to try one for myself.
Read more in the Mirror here.