Addiction experts have branded them "the crack-cocaine of gambling".
Fixed Odds Betting Terminals invite gamblers to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds.
Medway Council says strict restrictions on maximum stakes are urgently needed, but the Government doesn't agree. John Ryall spoke to former gambling addict Matt Zarb-Cousin and Medway Council Labour Group Leader Vince Maple.
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Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region