Fixed odds betting terminals are not the crack cocaine of gambling

Christopher Snowdon appears on BBC Newsnight

Christopher Snowdon appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss fixed odds betting terminals.

Every form of gambling since about 1987 has been called the “crack cocaine of gambling” and is a catch-all term for products like scratch cards, fruit machines or online gambling; and is not unique to fixed odds betting terminals. The term is often used by anyone to make whichever form of gambling they choose seem particularly sinister however it is based on very little evidence.

Watch the full programme here. Segment begins at 19:40.00.