The Campaign for Fairer Gambling comments on recent media stories on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). (more…)
Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling asks questions about Gambling Commission data, which is being used as part of a DCMS review into stake levels on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). (more…)
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling responds to recent criticism of a report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). (more…)
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about the campaign to reduce stakes on fixed odds betting terminals and calls on the Gambling Commission to step up and provide all relevant information to DCMS as it conducts an inquiry into these machines. (more…)
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about progress to reduce stake levels on fixed odds betting terminals ahead of the publication of the DCMS review in October (more…)
A long-awaited review of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has been delayed until the autumn, following a rift between the Treasury and the government department responsible for the gambling industry over regulation of the controversial machines.
The government’s decision has been further complicated by the fact that MPs in the Democratic Unionist party, which holds the balance of power in parliament, are in favour of cutting the maximum FOBT stake from £100 to as low as £2.
Read the full story in The Guardian.
Labour’s Jo Stevens delivered a ruthless burn to Theresa May during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the new Parliament.
The Cardiff Central MP wants to see a crackdown on casino-like betting machines, one which tens of thousands of pounds are lost by gamblers every year.
Read the full story in The Huffington Post.
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling reflects on the Queen’s Speech and looks ahead to any future policy changes on fixed odds betting terminal stake levels. (more…)
Figures have revealed gamblers in Maidenhead lost nearly £2m on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) in 2016 alone.
Data from Bacta, the trade association for the amusement and arcade gaming machine industry, shows £1,959,457 was lost on FOBTs in a total of 10 bookmakers with 37 FOBT machines in the area. Between 2008-2016, £13,275,046 was lost in total.
Read the full story in The Maidenhead Advertiser.
Children as young as 11 in the Grimsby area are starting their gambling careers online.
And North East Lincolnshire has one of the highest number of gambling premises in the country – turning them into “the crack cocaine of the High Street.”
Read the full story in The Grimsby Telegraph.
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