Holmes Chapel MP Fiona Bruce addresses UK's gambling problem in Parliament (From Knutsford Guardian)
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Holmes Chapel MP Fiona Bruce addresses UK's gambling problem in Parliament
6:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014 in News
HOLMES Chapel MP Fiona Bruce is pressing Government to do more to help vulnerable people addicted to gambling.
On Wednesday 8th January Mrs Bruce spoke in a debate in Parliament about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.
Mrs Bruce highlighted that 400,000 people across the country are problem gamblers and 3.5 million are at risk of developing a gambling problem. She also pointed out that 50% of problem gamblers reporting to the National Problem Gambling Clinic say that fixed odds betting terminals are a disproportionate cause of problem gambling.
“Users do not need to be addicted for catastrophic problems to be caused to them and their families. It is not just an individual problem, but a grave social and public health issue that we need to recognise and deal with,” she added.
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