We won’t stop march of betting shops, say Ministers: Government will prevent councils using planning powers to block firms opening in shopping areas

Posted on November 11, 2013 by admin
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Ministers have assured the country’s biggest bookmaker that they will clear the way for the opening of even more High Street betting shops.

The Government will prevent councils from using planning powers to stop gambling firms from crowding shopping districts with new betting outlets.

Betting shops have become hugely profitable thanks to the use of controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT), which allow punters to spend up to £100 every 20 seconds.

There are now more than 33,000 in Britain.

Read the full article in The Daily Mail online.