Limit ‘crack cocaine’ gambling machine bets to £2, say councils

Posted on November 25, 2014 by admin
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Betting shops could be forced to radically cut the amount of money that can be gambled on controversial Fixed Odds Betting Machines (FOBTs), according to proposal set to be put forward by local councils this week.

The Independent can reveal that Newham council in east London is set to lead 80 councils in a campaign which aims to force Government to step in to reduce the stakes at which gamblers can play the machines, which have been labelled the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

Read the full article in The Independent online.