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2011-05-09 14:45:08

Fifty years after legalization, the UK's betting shops are attracting a new type of customer. This widening appeal may have harmful consequences in terms of problem gambling, argues initial research findings funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Betting shops today are virtually unrecognizable compared to the betting offices legalized by the 1961 Betting and Gaming Act. "Under the Act, the newly licensed betting offices were required not to encourage loitering," states...