Stock markets struggled to make headway on Tuesday as gloomy Chinese data sparked renewed global slowdown fears and as traders awaited the imminent US-China trade deal.
A recovering gambling addict who attempted suicide after spending £250,000 at the bookies has said a ban on using credit cards to place bets is “not enough” to tackle problem betting.
Customers will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets after the gambling regulator introduced a new clampdown on the industry.
The UK gambling regulator has said it shares concern about loot boxes in video games but warned that the current law makes it hard to define them as gambling.
An MSP has pledged support to lower the maximum bet for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to £2.