Ministers fail to act on betting shop slot machines: Maximum stakes and top prizes to increase despite fears about problem gambling

Posted on October 11, 2013 by admin
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Payouts on slot machines are set to increase despite fears about problem gambling, ministers announced yesterday.

Ministers came under fire yesterday after admitting that they will not act to curb the amount punters can lose on Fixed Odds Betting terminals in high street bookmakers – dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling – despite admitting the ‘potential for harm’ among players is ‘high’.

The government’s review of stakes and prizes on gambling machines yesterday decided not to reduce the maximum stake on the electronic roulette machines, which means players can continue to lose up to £100 every 20 seconds.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.