The poll also found overwhelming support for new limits on addictive Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
(FOBT), introduced this year after a Mirror campaign.
MENACE Fixed odds betting terminals
will now have stakes limited to PS2.
I was therefore delighted on May 17 when the Government announced a stake reduction for fixed odds betting terminals
from PS100 to PS2 per spin.
Esther McVey, right, with fellow MP Philip Davies, who also objects to limiting stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
. Mr Davies has declared accepting thousands of pounds worth of hospitality from bookmakers, but there is no suggestion he has broken any rules
He said: "We recognise the strong contribution betting makes to our sport so we are very clear with government that if it were to go to a PS2 maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals
it would have a significant impact in the short and medium term on British racing," he told At The Races.
A former gambling addict revealed how he blew PS200,000 in ten years after becoming hooked on fixed odds betting terminals
"Spending on fixed odds betting terminals
in Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham, for example, is on a par with the more populated cities of Bristol, Coventry and Edinburgh.
The eight shops between Nelson, Clayton and Nunn Streets, provide 32 fixed odds betting terminals
and saw [pounds sterling]6.4m gambled.
We joined with residents across the ward who were concerned about the loss of vitality in our shopping parade and the corrosive effect of slot machines and fixed odds betting terminals
on an area with high levels of deprivation.
Since the introduction of fixed odds betting terminals
there is more and more money being lost by punters because they are always trying to chase their losses.
A FORMER gambling addict has revealed how he blew PS200,000 in ten years after becoming hooked on fixed odds betting terminals
"I did most damage on fixed odds betting terminals
, in bookmakers and online.