Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Crack cocaine or moral panic?

Today sees the publication of a new IEA report in which I look at the current controversy over virtual gaming machines (AKA fixed odds betting terminals—or FOBTs). These machines give people a bit of fun and entertainment in their lives, so naturally there is a campaign to ban them. The report looks at the various claims made by campaigners and finds them to be deeply misleading if not demonstrably false.

You can download it here and I've written a short blog post about some of the most pervasive myths here.

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