The Gambling Commission reveals betting on online slot machines increased by 25% during the pandemic.
Britain knows it has a gambling problem. One mother wants to know why nobody is talking about its links with suicide after her son's death.
Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Bet365 are among firms which have agreed to the ban.
Society doesn’t see gambling in the same way as other addictions, but it needs to
Twenty seconds. That's all it takes to spin a digital roulette wheel. Twenty seconds and you're on the road to financial ruin, relationship breakdown and despair. These pernicious machines are destroying the lives of the poorest in society. Gamblers can bet £100 per stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) whereas fruit machines have a limit of only £2. When you're on the minimum wage, £100 is a lot to lose. These high stakes make FOBTs a major source of profit for the industry and it's why I want their use curbed. Many addiction charities and MPs agree... Imagine my disbelief then to discover the Government won't act.