Skint James Petherick has told how he blew £250,000 in 10 years on slot machines branded the “crack cocaine of gambling”.
Welder James, 37, spoke about the devastating impact of fixed odds betting terminals on which you can gamble up to £100 in 20 seconds.
He was driven to the brink of suicide by a crippling addiction to the casino-style machines that are found in bookies and are now the target of a Sunday People campaign. He said: “I’d stop on the way home, go into a bookies and pour all my wages into these machines.
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