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Betting shops 'taking over Newham'

18 June 2013 Last updated at 01:36 BST

Matt Zarb-Cousin, a recovering gambling addict, talks about how he managed to rack up debts of £16,000, while councillor Ian Corbett, from Newham Council, talks about how gambling is like a "form of crack cocaine".

But one operator in the betting industry, Paddy Power, says it is making a positive impact on the high street by providing jobs and footfall for other shops.