2017

Fixed-odds betting addict in his own words: ‘I just self-destruct’

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

As the Government says the maximum stake is to be reduced from £100 to between £2 and £50, a man struggling with his addiction to the machines tells his story to Sky News.

Watch and read the piece back on Sky News.

Gambling charity warns betting firms are failing to fund addiction treatment

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

Gambling firms are failing to honour a pledge to donate part of their income to fund addiction treatment and should be forced to do so by law, the UK’s leading problem gambling charity has said.

Read the full piece in The Guardian.

‘I lost £5,000 in 48 hours on fixed-odds betting machines’

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The government says it is looking at putting a £2 cap on fixed-odds betting machines.

They replicate casino games such as roulette and blackjack, where you can gamble up to £100 every time you place a bet.

Read the full story on BBC Newsbeat.

Fixed-odds maximum bet ‘could drop to £2’

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals could drop to as little as £2 under a government review.

Currently, people can bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on electronic casino games, but ministers are considering a new limit.

Read the full piece on BBC News.

The DCMS review is out, the days of FOBTs are surely numbered

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling comments on the Government’s long awaited consultation on fixed odds betting terminals which begins today and runs until 23rd January 2018. (more…)

Stakes on ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines to be cut in government gambling review

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The Government is to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to between £2 and £50.

Dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’, the machines are said to be dangerously addictive.

Read the full piece back on ITV News.

Maximum stake on ‘crack cocaine’ fixed-odds betting machines slashed

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The government is to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals – known as the crack cocaine of gambling – from £100 to between £50 and £2.

The high-stake, high-speed electronic casino games are dangerously addictive.

Read the full piece on Metro News.

Government agrees to slash maximum stake on betting machines

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

They’re powerfully addictive and allow punters to bet hundreds of pounds a minute. Now the government has agreed to slash the maximum stake at the tends of thousands of fixed odds betting machines around the country. The government is now launching a consultation.

Watch the piece back on Channel 4 News.

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.

Read the full piece in the Independent.

Campaign Spokesperson speaks to BBC Radio 2 about FOBTs

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

Campaign spokesperson Matt Zarb-Cousin speaks to The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 following the release of the consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures by DCMS.

Listen back to the show on iPlayer.