The cost of gambling in north of the county

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More than £30million was gambled on machines in betting shops in the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency in the 2011/12 financial year.

Analysis undertaken by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, on research by Geofutures, on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) shows that the constituency has eight licensed bookies, with 29 FOBTs.

A total of £30,338,187 was gambled in 2011/12 with a gross gambling yield of £946,551, among the very lowest in the North East.


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