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Council action on Dunbartonshire betting shop concern

The council with Scotland’s highest concentration of betting shops is to use new powers to limit the number of new premises in town centres.

West Dunbartonshire Council planning chairman Lawrence O’Neill said a “presumption against” new shops meant they would probably be rejected.

He accused betting shops “of feeding on the vulnerable”.

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Nottingham man who lost £100,000-plus to gambling addiction calls for TV ad ban

A Nottingham man who’s lost hundreds of thousands of pounds to betting addiction says gambling adverts should be banned from TV during the day.

The betting industry is currently under scrutiny as part of a Government review and campaigner Ian Bartlett says this is a step towards revealing “the truth” behind betting.

Ian was introduced to gambling at the age of nine by his father and placed his first bet when he was 16.

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