Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
That the government has finally moved to limit the damage is welcome, but there is much still to do.
Ireland is the 'wild west' of gambling, with little regulation to protect people from the potential social harm. This needs to change.
The signs of a gambling problem can be hidden from view.
Fixed odds betting terminals attract all the attention, but something alarming is being overlooked.