Ladbrokes accused over child gamblers and criminality

Posted on November 12, 2013 by admin
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Britain’s biggest bookmaker warned staff not to mention the words “children”, “smashed” and “money laundering” in company documents for fear of exposing the scale of underage gambling and criminality in betting shops, a former company executive has said.

Paul Pearce, who was with Ladbrokes for 48 years and worked in the security team overseeing 2,000 shops from the company’s London headquarters, contacted the Guardian after the paper’s investigation into how high street betting shops were being used to launder drug money.

Read the full article in The Guardian online.