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Nick Clegg was yesterday accused of a betrayal on gambling reminiscent of his U-turn on tuition fees as Liberal Democrats refused to act to curb fixed odds betting machines. The Deputy Prime Minister had posed for pictures in March alongside
The letter to the Ladbrokes firm from planning minister Nick Boles assured its executives that local authorities will not be allowed to use planning rules to stop the expansion of chains or block the development of clusters of shops...Possibilities
7 November 2013 1 View comments A council has demanded a ban on electronic betting machines dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling because of the growing problem of addiction. Fixed-odds betting terminals allow punters to use debit cards and gamble up
The Lib Dems are to consider giving councils powers to stop betting shops opening in areas where there are a "proliferation" of existing outlets...Councils should be able to consider the "cumulative impact" of stores before deciding individual
4 August 2012 The extent of Britain's addiction to controversial casino-style gambling machines is revealed today with the disclosure by two bookmaker giants that more than 12billion was wagered on their machines in the first half of this year...