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Local authority leaders have warned the Treasury not to ‘block’ plans to reduce the maximum stakes offered by betting machines, arguing it will ‘hinder’ efforts to tackle problem gambling.
Local authority leaders welcome recommendations to reduce the maximum stakes of gambling machines but argue they should be lowered to just £2.
Town hall chiefs have welcomed tougher standards on gambling advertising aimed at reducing harm.
Funding to help problem gamblers is three times less than funding to treat alcohol or drug abuse, a think tank has highlighted.
Councils leaders have called for the maximum stakes on gambling machines to be reduced to £2 to protect vulnerable people from harm.
Council leaders have called for greater restrictions on gambling advertising to protect young people from potential harm.
High streets risk losing another full rate paying high street retailer as betting shops come under pressure.
Councils have welcomed recommendations that the maximum stakes of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are dramatically reduced and powers granted to councils to regulate the gambling machines.
Local and central government must do more to cope with problem gambling, think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research has demanded.
Council leaders have welcomed a Government review of restrictions on gaming machines as 'a significant step in the right direction.'