FTSE LIVE: Bookies stocks sent on the slide again


Shares in bookies including William Hill are on the slide after the government indicated it is sticking to its guns on a planned fixed-odds betting machine clampdown. 

The maximum stake looks set to be cut to just £2 despite howls of protest from the gambling industry. 

Elsewhere online supermarket Ocado continues its relentless march as it makes a move into the US market via a partnership with grocery retailer Kroger.

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