May faces Commons defeat over fixed-odds betting terminals

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Group of Tory MPs want stakes slashed from £100 to £2 in spite of lobbying campaign by bookmakers

Theresa May risks a defeat in the House of Commons unless the government slashes stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2, with a decision expected as early as Thursday.

A group of Conservative MPs, led by Iain Duncan Smith and thought to number more than 25, will write to the prime minister at the beginning of next week, urging her not to waver in the face of last-ditch lobbying by bookmakers.

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