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The £1billion toll of ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines: More than 120,000 users of highly addictive fixed odds terminals could be classed as problem gamblers

More than 120,000 users of ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines could be classed as problem gamblers, a report has found.

The toll is exposed in a report by economists, who conclude that gambling on fixed-odds betting terminals is hitting the poorest parts of the country the hardest.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.


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£20m blown on betting machines in Inverclyde

Controversial bookmaker betting machines have cost Inverclyde punters a staggering £20 million in the last decade.

A new study by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling group has revealed the crippling effect so-called fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are having on people locally.

Read the full piece in the Greenock Telegraph.


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