Slot machine players blow £4billion a year

Posted on February 3, 2014 by admin
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Despite feeding an average of £130 every second into the fixed odds machines, Scots were paid back just £150million, less than four per cent of the cash gambled.

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling, which collated the statistics from betting shops through the Office for National Statistics, wants tighter controls on slot machines.

The Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT), dubbed the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling, allow gamblers to stake up to £18,000 an hour on virtual versions of casino games, such as blackjack and roulette.

Read the full article in The Scotish Express online.