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Gambling hits poorest, warns Hyndburn MP

AN MP has expressed concerns over the effects of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals on communities, following the release of new figures.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said new national figures clearly show that poorer communities spend a disproportionate amount on terminals, compared to well- off areas.

He said: “Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation.

“New evidence once again highlights that the government must urgently review maximum stakes, speed of play, and how we licence, and regulate, FOBTs.

“We also want to see local authorities given more power over the number of betting shops, and machines, on our high streets.

“The scrapping of the Gambling Prevalence Survey has made it difficult to track trends in problem gambling. The gambling industry must pay for an annual independent survey to monitor the impact of FOBTs, and gambling addiction, across the whole industry.”

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3:22pm Tue 8 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation.

these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs
QUOTE: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation. these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs 2 for 5p
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9:54pm Tue 8 Jan 13

ste.g says...

2 for 5p wrote:
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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation.

these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs
thats why benefits need capping
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation. these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs[/p][/quote]thats why benefits need capping ste.g
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10:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

ste.g wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation.

these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs
thats why benefits need capping
Spot on
[quote][p][bold]ste.g[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation. these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs[/p][/quote]thats why benefits need capping[/p][/quote]Spot on 2 for 5p
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9:20am Wed 9 Jan 13

Jack Herer says...

ste.g wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation.

these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs
thats why benefits need capping
Say it's not people on benefits though.

I personally think this is another worthy issue that Graham Jones has got involved in. Good on him.
[quote][p][bold]ste.g[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are making a disproportionate amount of money from poorer households in areas with high levels of deprivation. these so called poorer households obviously have to much money if they can spend it on FOBTs[/p][/quote]thats why benefits need capping[/p][/quote]Say it's not people on benefits though. I personally think this is another worthy issue that Graham Jones has got involved in. Good on him. Jack Herer
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