‘A NOR­MAL PER­SON WOULD STOP AND WALK AWAY WITH THE £9,000’

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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,

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