With some punters now betting on President Donald Trump being impeached and tossed out of office, politicians closer to home are looking to get rid of a particularly controversial kind of gambling market.
Labour has pledged a crackdown on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), outlining a measure to reduce the maximum stake on the digital gaming machines to £2 in its general election manifesto.
FOBT gamblers are currently able to bet up to £100 per spin on the machines, allowing players to pile up losses dramatically quickly.
Critics of the machines have been calling on the government to restrict the stakes to decrease the risk of problem gamblers mounting up problem debts. But a planned government review into the FOBTs was put on hold when the general election was called.
Now Labour has promised to intervene, if voters are willing to take a punt on Jeremy Corbyn’s party on June 8.
“These highly addictive machines in bookmakers across the country have become a problem for many families and communities,” reads the manifesto, released this week.