A senior Church of England bishop today launched a blistering attack on the governments delay in introducing limits on fixed-odds betting terminals.
In an online article for the Observer, the bishop of St Albans said the new 2 limit on stakes down from 100 should be introduced at the earliest possible opportunity if more people addicted to the terminals (FOBTs) were not to take their lives in desperation.
Dr Alan Smith, who leads for the church on the issue, was speaking out after the sports minister, Tracey Crouch, resigned in protest at the governments decision, announced in the budget, to push the introduction of the new 2 limit back from April next year to the following October.
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