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Members of the civil service of Northern Ireland have claimed they have no power to impose any restrictions on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).For the time being, several hundred of the machines are situated on the territory of Northern Ireland, in a total of 305 betting shops.

The British government completed its triennial review of the country’s gambling industry last October.The highly controversial gambling machines that annually produce gross gambling yield of £1.

However, according to media reports, the Work and Pensions Secretary McVey has strongly objected to the Government’s plans.McVey has lodged a protest against the move against tighter regulation of the machines which have been considered highly-addictive.

Fixed-odds betting terminals will ultimately have their maximum stake cut to £2, The Sunday Times reported citing unnamed sources close to UK’s new Culture Secretary Matt Hancock.It published its review last October, stating that it would cut the maximum stake gambling customers could bet on FOBTs.