Campaign’s bet bid is rejected

Print this page

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.

Read the full story at Wigan Today online

leave your comment
popular blog posts

Jersey OAP smashes up roulette machines posted on Sunday 29th September 2013


Lib Dems vote for more local control of betting shops posted on Tuesday 17th September 2013


Lib Dem motion – a move in the right direction posted on Tuesday 17th September 2013