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Fixed Odds Betting Machines on High Streets

Volume 576: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2014

The petition is from residents of Haslingden and Hyndburn, and particularly the parish of St Peter, Laneside, Haslingden.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Haslingden and Hyndburn,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that there are many gambling machines available on the high street and further declares that the Petitioners believe that the gambling industry is making money from people who cannot afford it through these gambling machines.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to reduce the amount that can be staked on fixed odds betting machines from £100 to £2, in line with other gaming machines on the high street.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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