Killing machines: Tracey Crouch on why she resigned as minister over FOBTs

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Fixed-odds betting terminals prey on the poorest, destroying lives along the way, says former sports minister

It’s 9.30am on Chatham’s high street and already three bookmakers are doing a brisk trade.

Customers are perched on stools in front of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), the controversial machines at the heart of a cross-party row that triggered the resignation of the former sports minister Tracey Crouch and forced the government into a humiliating climbdown.

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