Preston City Council ‘demands’ gambling machine action

Posted on December 13, 2013 by admin
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A council is to write to the government to “demand urgent action” for a ban of gambling machines in betting shops.

Preston City Council said the increased use of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) is causing “significant problems” in the city.

Councillors also voted unanimously for a motion calling for councils to be able cut the maximum stakes of FOBTs, which include games like roulette.

The Association of British Bookmakers said “we offer products people want”. Read more on BBC News.