The gambling industry has taken £19 million pounds from the Isle of Wight economy since 2008, according to the Island’s MP.
Bob Seely is backing a government consultation over plans to lower the stakes on 55 fixed odds betting terminals on the Isle of Wight, as part of a country-wide move.
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Campaigners in Kent calling for the removal of fixed-odds betting terminals from high streets have said they are angry that a review of the machines has been dropped by the government.
Chatham MP Tracey Crouch proposed the review after she became the minister with responsibility for gambling.
Matt Zarb-Cousin, from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, said Ms Crouch has the support of 97 local authorities.