21% of Britain’s gambling outlets are in the poorest tenth of the country, with 2% in the most affluent zones

The UK’s most deprived areas have more than 10 times the number of betting shops than the most affluent parts of the country, research shows.

Gambling venues are concentrated in the most deprived areas of Britain, against the wishes of people who live nearby, according to a report commissioned by the Standard Life Foundation charity. “Those with the least resources are being targeted more,” the report says.

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