Church leaders back Tracey Crouch over delay in limits to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

lady gambling jeshoots com 1084118 unsplash 1The United Reformed Church General Secretary, has joined six churches and Christian organisations to speak out in support of Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford, following her resignation as the minister responsible for gambling.

The government have delayed introducing a £2 limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) until October 2019. Following a wide-ranging consultation, the government announced earlier this year that the stake on these machines in betting shops would be cut from £100 to £2 to provide greater protection for the most vulnerable and limit the harm caused by problem gambling.

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