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Have bookmakers in Scotland been dealt a blow?

It has been a significant month for the gambling industry and bookmakers in particular, with the UK government announcing that the maximum stake on so-called fixed-odds betting terminals would be slashed to £2. 

It is claimed that these machines are particularly addictive and due to style of player interaction, a lot of money can be staked and potentially lost over a short period of time.

These claims are not new; but this raises the important question of how the issue will be resolved in Scotland. 

Please click here to read Stephen's article in full on the Law Society of Scotland website. 

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