I had a discussion on this with 2 employees of Coral who see how people can't deal with there additions to the fixed odds gambling machines and also can see how Coral will be closing branches and people will loose jobs when the new regulations come in limiting bets to £2 per spin. My initial view was people should be free to throw away there money however they like, but these machines are something different. I have no idea if they just turned out this way or if there was research into how to do it but they seem able to flip something in an addicts brain that makes them totally loose control far more than any traditional form of gambling, ie people who would compulsively gamble £5-20 on sporting events even if they can't afford it now load there entire pay check in a machine within 24 hours of getting paid. If there is nothing done the next generation of then could be designed by skilled psychologists to exploit this even further. The issue with the law changes (apart from job loss and tax revenue loss) is people can just gamble online with even less help to stop. My solution which may be a bad idea is instead of more regulation which I see as desperately trying to look like your fixing an issue when your just shifting it is less. If you moved gambling from gambling shops where you are in an isolated environment away from the rest of the world you moved them into pubs where people you know can keep an eye on you and if nothing else you would feel more stupid loosing your whole pay check the community may regulate gambling itself or like I say it could just make it all worse no idea really what do you all think?