‘I’ve been turned into a hardened gambler’

Posted on September 1, 2015 by admin
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The UK government recently rejected a plea to reduce the maximum bet on some fixed-odds betting terminals FOBTs on High Street bookmakers.

The move was criticised by some, while the government said stronger controls – which give local authorities more power to stop betting shops opening and mean gamblers betting more than £50 per spin have to interact with staff or have an account – were sufficient.BBC News spoke to four people who have experience with FOBTs, including gambling addicts who have lost thousands of pounds on High Street betting machines. Read the full story at BBC News.