Councillors in Liverpool are debating whether high-stakes gambling machines should be banned from betting shops in the city.The authorities are worried about the effect of gambling in the city.
But the Association of British Bookmakers says there's no evidence to suggest the machines cause problems with gambling.
Anger over Rochdale gambling figures
An MP says his town has been unfairly singled out after a report claimed it was a hot spot for high stakes gambling.
The report by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling said that in Rochdale - one of the most deprived boroughs in the country - people had blown £72 million on gaming machines.
But even though it's nowhere near the highest amount in the UK, Rochdale's MP feels the findings are too negative.
From Rochdale, Sarah Rogers reports.