‘A NORMAL PERSON WOULD STOP AND WALK AWAY WITH THE £9,000’
In a recent session its users were asked how they thought they would die.
“A lot of people said in their 80s and that they would die in their sleep,” Sarah said.
“I said 31 or 32 and of suicide. I can’t see a way forward from it all to be honest.”
Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris has been working to raise the plight of gamblers addicted to the fixedodds betting terminals.
“FOBTs are the big thing,” said the campaigning Labour MP.
“I’m not anti-gambling that is sensible and not causing a problem.
“But the rise in addiction to FOBTs is terrifying.
“Every week people are coming to me and telling me heartbreaking stories of how they or someone close to them has been taken to the brink because of their addiction to FOBTs.
“It is a growing problem in Wales to the extent that the Assembly would like to take more control, though I am confident that the government review will see a sensible stake reduction.”
The Welsh Government has said gambling addiction could have ‘a serious impact on individuals and their families’. Inset, Sarah Grant,