Bishop warns ministers over delay to £2 fixed-odds betting cap

Bookmakers and football clubs ‘privatising profit and nationalising the consequences’, says bishop of St Albans

A senior Church of England bishop today launched a blistering attack on the government’s delay in introducing limits on fixed-odds betting terminals.

In an online article for the Observer, the bishop of St Albans said the new £2 limit on stakes – down from £100 – should be introduced “at the earliest possible opportunity” if more people addicted to the terminals (FOBTs) were not “to take their lives in desperation”.

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