The Health and Wellbeing Impact section highlighted the fact that younger users of FOBTs are at particular risk of harm from gambling.

Licensed betting shops are far more likely to be located in areas of high socio-economic deprivation. 2  And, again as described in Section 2.3.4, problem gamblers are more likely to live in deprived areas.  Figure 3 below shows the geographical distribution of betting shops in Hackney by ward, based on Ordinance Survey (OS) points of interest data. The map shows a range of concentrations of betting shops. For example, several wards have no betting shops (e.g. Shacklewell and De Beauvoir), whereas Dalston and Haggerston are both home to more than seven betting shops.  A similar mapping exercise has not been carried out for the City.

Figure 3: Estimated count of betting shops in Hackney by Ward (Points of Interest, 2016)

Figure 3: Estimated count of betting shops in Hackney by Ward (Points of Interest, 2016)

References

  1. Liverpool Public Health Observatory, “Fixed Odds Betting Terminal Use and problem gambling across the Liverpool City Region. Observatory report series No, 95,” 2014
  2. Liverpool Public Health Observatory, “Fixed Odds Betting Terminal Use and problem gambling across the Liverpool City Region. Observatory report series No, 95,” 2014