5 News has been given rare access to a centre that treats people with a gambling addiction. It comes after the Government promised it would look at taking action against fixed-odds betting terminals – the machines installed in bookies that allow people to gamble up to £100-a-spin. It was part of plans that ministers say will help protect vulnerable people and children.
Last year, gamblers lost nearly £14 billion – the highest total on record. And Nearly 2 billion of that, went on fixed-odds betting terminals.