PATRICIA GIBSON MP CALLS FOR £2 MAXIMUM STAKE ON FIXED ODDS TERMINALS

Patricia Gibson MP is supporting British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA) calls to cut the maximum stakes for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2.

The machines currently allow players to stake up to £100 every 20 seconds on computer versions of games such as roulette, poker and blackjack.

According to BACTA, £4,843,791 was lost across North Ayrshire in 2016.

In total, £32,815,958 was lost through gambling from 2008-2016.

The average user loses about £1,200 every year on the machines.

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