Sunderland gamers’ £270million spend on ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ – Sunderland Echo


Sunderland Echo

Sunderland gamers’ £270million spend on ‘crack cocaine of gambling’
Sunderland Echo
MPs today expressed their shock at the figure and rounded on the betting industry, calling for tighter regulation of FOBTs. A staggering £113,768,200 was staked in the Sunderland Central constituency’s 109 machines, at an average of almost £3,000 per

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Scots punters blow £4bn on betting machines branded ‘crack cocaine’ for gamblers – Scottish Daily Record


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Scots punters blow £4bn on betting machines branded ‘crack cocaine’ for gamblers
Scottish Daily Record
The shock figures were produced by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling using betting industry data. Report author Adrian Parkinson, who worked as a regional machine manager at Tote until 2008, said: “I was responsible for testing the machines between
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