Some bookmakers are “refusing to take bets” from successful gamblers, it has been reported.Some clients told the BBC they had their betting accounts closed or their bets “restricted” following wins. (more…)
BOOKIES are “refusing to take bets” from successful gamblers as they are “unprofitable” to the business. (more…)
Gamblers are being prevented from placing bets on horse races, because, they say, they are too successful and this is being detected by high street and online bookies’ sophisticated intelligence systems. Critics say the bookies are steering gamblers instead towards using fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) as winning on these is a matter of chance rather than skill. (more…)
Bookmakers are “refusing to take bets” from successful gamblers.
Some clients have told the BBC they’ve had their betting accounts closed or their bets “restricted” following wins. (more…)
A father and son from Sheffield have taken their campaign to Downing Street today to demand tighter regulation of the gambling industry. (more…)
The UK government recently rejected a plea to reduce the maximum bet on some fixed-odds betting terminals FOBTs on High Street bookmakers.
The move was criticised by some, while the government said stronger controls – which give local authorities more power to stop betting shops opening and mean gamblers betting more than £50 per spin have to interact with staff or have an account – were sufficient. (more…)
Fixed odds betting terminals – or FOBTs – were introduced to the UK in 1999, and are a growing source of income for bookmakers. Read the full story on at BBC News.
Joanna Gosling leads a discussion on the Victoria Derbyshire Show about whether the amount you can bet on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in betting shops should be lowered.
Hear why Labour MP, Chris Evans, stands against a FOBT stake reduction and why Mike Simons, a Birmingham bookmaker, is all for a stake reduction and has chosen to remove roulette from the FOBTs in his betting shop.
Nick Eardley provides additional background by speaking to a former gambler, Michael O’Grady who lost £150,000 on FOBTs and to Peter Craske from the Association of British Bookmakers. Watch the full piece from 01:10:05 to 01:19:45 on BBC iPlayer.
A plea to radically reduce the maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals was recently rejected by the government. For some, the machines have had a devastating impact. Read in full at BBC News.
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