Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

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.

Gambling addict who lost £1 million calls for better protection of vulnerable players

Posted on October 30, 2017 by admin

A former British Army officer who lost almost £1 million through gambling believes the Government has “a lot more to do” to protect players.

Read and watch the full piece back on ITV News.

Bookmakers braced for fixed-odds betting terminal restrictions

Posted on October 30, 2017 by admin

Bookmakers are bracing for restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and a new requirement to fund a problem gambling awareness campaign, as part of a government review to be published early this week.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is preparing to publish a narrow range of options for reducing the maximum stake on FOBTs, which allow gamblers to place bets of up to £100 every 20 seconds.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Gambling machines set for maximum stake cut

Posted on October 30, 2017 by admin

Ministers are about to recommend a cut in the maximum stake on betting machines known as the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

Hundreds of millions of pounds will be wiped from bookmakers’ profits when the government announces its plans before the stock market opens tomorrow, according to sources close to the official review of stakes and prizes.

Read the full story in The Times.

Gamblers face betting limit on high street machines under a crackdown to stop new generation of addicts

Posted on October 29, 2017 by admin

Gamblers could be limited to betting £20 a time on high street machines under a crackdown to be unveiled this week.

Ministers are to lower the maximum £100 stake on terminals in bookies amid claims they are creating a generation of addicts.

Read the full story in The Sun.

Government to unveil crackdown on bookies over £300-a-minute betting machines

Posted on October 29, 2017 by admin

Ministers will this week unveil a clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals that could slash hundreds of millions of pounds from bookmakers’ profits.

Read the full story in The Times.