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Voluntary code for the 'crack cocaine' of gambling

A fixed-odds betting terminal Credit: Press Association

Medway Council is inviting owners of betting shops and gaming premises to a meeting to agree a voluntary code on gambling.

It's the latest move to combat gambling addiction in Medway which has a cluster of venues using casino-style fixed-odds betting terminals described by addiction experts as the 'crack-cocaine of gambling'.

Oxfam will pocket £100k bet if Federer wins again

Roger Federer Credit: PA

An Oxford gambler who spotted the Wimbledon-winning potential of Roger Federer nine years ago and staked a hefty bet on him winning the tournament seven times could help a charity even after his death.

Nick Newlife passed away before being able to see his wager, which could generate £100,000 of winnings, come to fruition.

But kind-hearted Nick left the William Hill bet in his will to Oxfam.

The charity can claim the winnings if Federer gets the additional Wimbledon title

this year, or any year up to 2019.

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