We need curb on betting shops, says William Hill: Bookmaker’s chief executive says clusters of outlets can cause harm

Posted on January 29, 2014 by admin
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The boss of William Hill has conceded that clusters of betting shops can cause harm and alienate local communities.

Ralph Topping, chief executive of Britain’s biggest bookmaker, said he understood why people objected to new shops opening on their high streets and had seen ‘stark examples’ of their impact.

He has even proposed giving licensing authorities extra powers to block new shops if they believe there will be a damaging ‘cumulative impact’.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.