The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about the ongoing consultation into the gambling sector. (more…)
The government has no idea how many problem gamblers are being treated by the NHS or how much their addiction is costing, prompting concern from leading charities that people in need of help are slipping through the net.
Read the full story in The Guardian.
Jimmy McGovern has written BBC drama series Broken which explores the troubles of gambling addiction – and the scriptwriter says he wants slot machines banned.
Read the full story in The Daily Record.
The amount lost on betting machines described as the “crack cocaine of gambling” has risen sharply over the past 12 months as bookmakers squeeze every last penny out of punters before a cut in the maximum stake.
Gamblers’ losses per machines rose by 6.4 per cent, according to the Gambling Commission, the biggest increase in the past five years.
Read the full story in The Times.
More gamblers are opting to “ban” themselves amid a rise in online betting, new figures have revealed.
Firms received almost 50,000 requests from customers asking to close their accounts last year – an increase of 7,000 on the previous.
Read the full story on BBC News.
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling asks questions about the Gambling Commission and the ongoing consultation into the gambling sector. (more…)
The FOBT Group in action, a Judicial Review, Northern Ireland illegality, the secret KMPG report and more
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes following a meeting of the APPG for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and provides an update of the Campaign’s activities.
Bookmaker arrested as part of probe into whether fixed odds betting terminals breach north’s gambling laws
A bookmaker has been arrested as part of a police investigation into whether fixed odds betting terminals breach the north’s gambling laws.
There are understood to be around 600 such terminals in Northern Ireland, with the six major bookmakers offering the service in their shops.
Read the full story in The Irish News.
A bookmaker has been arrest after a PSNI investigation into whether fixed odds betting terminals are in breach of Northern Ireland gambling laws.
A file has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service which will decide if the bookmaker will be charged.
Read the full story on BBC Northern Ireland.
Joined by Campaign founder Derek Webb, Conor Spackman investigates the controversy around fixed odds betting terminals, which have been dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’.
You can watch the programme back on BBC iPlayer here.