Influential Anti-FOBT Politician Threatens Gambling Commission Attack

Welsh Labour MP and anti-FOBT campaigner Carolyn Harris has threatened a political assault on the UK Gambling Commission if it fails to take a strident position on advertising and online gambling.

In a short but explosive victory speech celebrating slashing fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes from £100 to £2, Harris vowed to continue campaigning against what she sees as dangerous elements in the gambling industry.

Speaking at the annual general meeting of arcade trade group Bacta, Harris said she had been "very disappointed" with the Gambling Commission’s approach to the government consultation on gaming machines.

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