I managed to blow £500 in less than an hour on the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’

Posted on December 9, 2013 by admin
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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.