2017

Weak proposals in the government’s gambling review strengthen case for £2 stake on FOBTs

Posted on November 14, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling comments on the DCMS review into fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) stake levels and gambling advertising.

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Bookies’ last roll of the dice before waving the white flag is to roll out their ‘white coats’

Posted on November 8, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling poses questions about the academic research into problem gambling and links to the gambling sector itself. (more…)

Tom Watson asks an Urgent Question

Posted on November 2, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling summarises the Urgent Question earlier this week in the House of Commons on gaming machines and social responsibility, promoting the DCMS consultation in this area which closes on 23rd January. (more…)

Fixed-odds bets: ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ under scrutiny

Posted on November 2, 2017 by admin

Is this the end of the glory days of the fixed-odds betting terminals?

Following a year-long government inquiry, the machines – which currently allow players to bet up to £300 per minute on casino-style games – may see their maximum stake slashed from £100 per play to as little as £2.

Read the full story in The Week.

Fixed-odds machines left me a broken man, says ex-gambling addict

Posted on November 1, 2017 by admin

A former addict of fixed-odds betting terminals has said the machines left him a “broken man”.

Read the full story in The Sunday Herald.

Maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals ‘could be slashed to £2’

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The government has outlined plans on drastically slashing the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

Read the full piece in the International Business Times.

Fixed odds maximum bet could be slashed from £100 to £2

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is to be cut from £100 to as little as £2 in an attempt to cut levels of gambling addiction.

Read the full story on iNews.

Crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals unveiled

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut after the government admitted that existing limits on the machines, which allow gamblers to bet up to £300 a minute, are inappropriate.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to be cut from £100

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals will be reduced from £100 to between £50 and £2, the Government announced on Tuesday – a move designed to protect vulnerable gamblers, but also one that was slammed by critics as not drastic enough.

Read the full story in the Independent.

Stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals could be capped at £2 as Government launches review

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The Government has confirmed it will cap the size of stakes gamblers can make on so-called fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), reducing them from £100 now to between £50 and £2.

A 12-week consultation has been launched today to “ensure stronger protections around online gambling”, alongside a package of measure intended to promote responsible gambling.

Read the full story in The Telegraph.