A Parliamentary report into the lure of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals the so-called crack cocaine of gambling has backed calls for a £2 maximum stake on the machines.
But it has immediately run into trouble with bookmakers trade body who has alleged that MPs were swayed in their conclusions by funding for the report from rival sectors.
Association of British Bookmakers chief executive Malcolm George has called for another investigation into the propriety of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) that has called for a clampdown on FOBTs.
Currently punters can place bets worth £100 every 20 seconds on the touch-screen machines which creates quick debt for troubled gamblers. Already links have been made between FOBTs and anti-social…
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