Reform concerns over new minister

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A GAMBLING campaigner from Wigan lobbying for reforms has reacted with dismay at the appointment of the new culture secretary.

Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed John Whittingdale in the cabinet role last week, replacing Sajid Javid.

But representatives from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling are concerned about Mr Whittingdale’s history of supporting the use of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and the relaxation of gambling laws.

Dubbed the crack-cocaine of gambling, the quick-play roulette machines can take up to £100 from gamblers every 20 seconds.

Read the full article in Wigan Today online.

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