Bet­ting stake cut

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

THE high­est stake on con­tro­ver­sial fixed-odds bet­ting ma­chines will be slashed to £2 in a move wel­comed by cam­paign­ers but con­demned by book­ies amid fears of job losses and shop clo­sures.

The Gov­ern­ment said it had cho­sen to “take a stand” by cut­ting the max­i­mum stake on fixed-odds bet­ting ter­mi­nals from £100 to £2.

It added that the change was de­signed to re­duce the po­ten­tial for large losses and cut the risk of harm to both play­ers and the wider com­mu­nity.

Max­i­mum stake will be slashed to £2

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