Branch staff allegedly stood by as gambling addict borrowed hundreds over phone to feed fixed-odds betting terminal

Ladbrokes is being investigated by the Gambling Commission over an allegation that staff watched a gambling addict take out payday loans to fund hundreds of pounds of bets on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

The claim, which comes as the government considers whether to slash the £100 maximum stake on the machines, drew fire from Labour and problem gambling campaigners.

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