Gambling facilities mushroom across London

Politicians fear influence of high street gambling facilities could be making the financial situation worse.

    London is feeling the long term effects of the financial downturn.

    Local politicians say the city has up to 7,000 empty shops, costing the economy more than $500m and leading to social problems.

    The influence of high street gambling facilities could be making the situation worse.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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