MP: we need to take tougher action over ‘crack-cocaine’ casino gaming machines

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Fixed odds betting terminals have cost gamblers in North Ayrshire £4m over the last 12 months.

Labour MP Brian Donohoe is stepping up his efforts to tackle the problem of gambling in North Ayrshire – after finding out that Glasgow gamblers bet £200 million a year on gaming machines.

Mr Donohoe joins SNP’s Kenneth Gibson who told the Herald last month the maximum stake on FOBTs – fixed odds betting terminals – should be slashed after we revealed gamblers in North Ayrshire bet a staggering £4 million on the machines in the last year.

Read the full article in the Daily Record online.

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