'Bookies have won' over fixed-odds machines
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'Bookies have won' over fixed-odds machines

The shadow culture secretary has accused the government of kicking a decision on fixed-odds betting machines into "the long grass", after it announced a consultation on reducing a maximum stake to as little as £2.

Tom Watson told the Commons: "There's an old maxim that the bookies always win, and they've won again today."

Culture parliamentary under-secretary Tracey Crouch said the government was following due process.

  • 31 Oct 2017