Shropshire punters bet £40m in gaming spree
Posted on July 29, 2015

Gamblers pumped almost £40 million in high-stake betting machines across Shropshire and Mid Wales in just one year, it was revealed today.

A total of £39.45 million was put into just 179 fixed odds betting terminals in 49 licensed shops across the region last year.

The machines have been described as the “crack cocaine of gambling” because customers can spend up to £100 a minute.

Read the full story at Shropshire Star online.



Millions lost on gambling machines in the East
Posted on July 28, 2015

Millions of pounds are being lost on controversial gambling machines across the Anglia region, according to the latest figures.

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling has described fixed odds betting terminals as “the crack cocaine of gambling”.

They let punters stake up to £100 every 20 seconds on roulette, poker and blackjack games.

Read the full story at ITV News online


Betting terminal bid rejection sparks concern from leaders
Posted on July 21, 2015

Campaigners in Blackpool have expressed dismay after a bid to have the maximum bet on some gambling machines significantly reduced was rejected by the government.

Newham Council had led calls for the highest stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to be cut from £100 to £2. But the Government says it has already introduced strong controls to safeguard against problem gambling.

Read the full story at Blackpool Gazette online

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