Labour is to press the coalition on their gambling policy on Wednesday during an opposition day debate. Ed Miliband has said Labour would give councils the power to ban high-stakes roulette machines from bookmakers’ shops, and the party wants the government to adopt similar plans.
The gambling industry has been accused of focusing these roulette machines (known as fixed-odds betting terminals, or FOBTs) in the UK’s poorer areas, reaping enormous financial rewards in the process. We look at the evidence on those claims.
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