Slot machine cash cap: Bookies let punters set own limits but critics say it just won’t work

Posted on March 3, 2014 by admin
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Betting bosses claimed yesterday that they will reduce the harm of gaming machines nicknamed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ – by letting customers set their own limits.

Under pressure to act on the games in which punters can lose £300 per minute, the industry launched a scheme to let users decide in advance how much time and money they want to spend.

Campaigners attacked the idea as a ‘smokescreen’, which would have little effect on problem gambling, and could even make it worse.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.