Christopher Snowdon appeared on BBC One's Big Questions to dicuss the question "Does the law need to be tougher on gambling?"
Mr Snowdon argued that to label fixed odds betting terminals as the 'crack cocaine of gambling' is misleading as it is a catch-all term that has been used for many types of gambling in the past. There have always been concerns that new technologies would trigger mass gambling addictions but the reality has never been as severe as the predictions. Mr Snowdon's last argument was that betting machines are just where the market is going and it is an individuals free choice to use them or not.
Watch full programme here . Segment begins at 24:40.