FOBTs

Machine Gaming Manager joins the Campaign for Fairer Gambling

Posted on November 19, 2012 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling has today announced that Adrian Parkinson, a former Regional Gaming Manager, will be joining its campaign against Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). The betting industry whistle blower, who featured on the recent Panorama programme on gambling, will take up a consultancy position alongside Matt Zarb-Cousin, a reformed gambling addict and campaign founder, Derek Webb.

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“Hooked on Slots”

Posted on November 9, 2012 by admin

A great piece in the Express online further exposing the addictive nature of FOBTs and problem gambling. Read it here.

Watch BBC One’s Panorama programme – “Gambling Nation”

Posted on November 6, 2012 by admin

On Monday 5th November, Panorama’s Gambling Nation was broadcast on BBC One, where reporter Sophie Raworth hears from problem gamblers and industry insiders who say violence and frustration, linked to fast-paced high-stake gambling machines – fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), are increasing in our high street betting shops. Panorama goes undercover in some of Britain’s bookies to test those claims. Watch it here on iPlayer

Calling Corby by-election candidates to action on FOBTs

Posted on October 31, 2012 by admin

The Northants Evening Telegraph ran a wraparound ad for us in the November 1st edition calling for Corby by-election candidates to tell us their stance on FOBTs and to explain the risk of betting shop roulette machine addition to Corby residents…read more:

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Daily Mail: Tough new curbs on high-stake gambling machines

Posted on September 25, 2012 by admin

Very positive news for our campaign on the front page in the Daily Mail “Tough new curbs on high-stake gambling in a bid to protect problem punters” Read more

Our dialogue with the Gambling Commission

Posted on September 21, 2012 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling is continuing its dialogue with the Gambling Commission (GC) in an attempt to clarify the primary activity of betting shops following an influx of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) onto our high streets. (more…)

Letter to the Gambling Commission

Posted on September 11, 2012 by admin

Read our response to Philip Graf, Chair of the Gambling Commission from his recent interview in This is Money

FOBT stakes reduction plans welcomed

Posted on September 5, 2012 by admin

Following the Lib Dem announcement regarding the proposed reduction in stakes on FOBTs, Intergame ran our response, welcoming the plans and reinforcing the recommendations we have been campaigning for. Read the story online here.

Dispatches: Our view

Posted on August 6, 2012 by admin

Statement in reaction to Britain’s High Street Gamble: Dispatches 

“We have been very disturbed by the number of FOBTs on Britain’s high streets for some time now, and are glad that this devastating issue is finally starting to get the attention it deserves from the media and politicians. (more…)