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SHOCK figures show gamblers across Wigan borough have piled £40m into betting machines dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling.
The statistics – released by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling – estimate a loss of £1,600 per punter on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).
Wigan campaigner and gambling whistle-blower Adrian Parkinson said the startling figures support calls for a cap on how much can be staked on the fast play machines.
Read the full article in Wigan Today online.