Campaign’s bet bid is rejected

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A BOROUGH MP has slammed the “appalling” decision not to cap maximum bets on betting machines dubbed the “crack-cocaine” of gambling.

A group of councils across the country had backed a bid for a limit of £2 per spin on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling initiative had said this would bring restrictions on FOBTs in line with other high street gambling machines and reduce “clustering” of betting shops. But the proposals have been rejected by ministers.

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