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Problem gambling costs the UK up to £1.2bn according to a report by charity GambleAware, with spending related to police intervention, mental health services and homelessness putting pressure on the system.
The charity warned of the “narrow” focus on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), known as the “crack cocaine of gambling,” and called on the government to do more to combat online betting.
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