UK opposition pushes for gambling curbs

Labour Party wants to limit hi-tech betting machines that account for over half of the industry's annual income.

    Britain's opposition Labour Party is arguing for tighter controls on the country’s gambling industry. It wants to limit the number of hi-tech betting machines in local betting shops, which critics say are particularly addictive.

    There are 33,000 terminals in the UK today that account for over half of the gambling industry's multi-billion dollar annual income. The industry, naturally, does not want tighter controls.

    Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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