UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband will today unveil his party's strategy for minimising the potential harm caused by Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in retail bookmakers.

The Labour Party leader will be in North London Friday where he will cite evidence that deprived communities - and people who can least afford it - are being targeted by firms placing FOBTs where punters can bet £300 a minute or £18,000 an hour.

"In town and cities across Britain today, you can see how the old bookies are being turned into mini casinos. In the poorest areas, these are spreading like an epidemic along high streets with the pawn shops and pay day lenders that are becoming symbols of Britain’s cost-of-living crisis," says Miliband.

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