Gambling Enquiry

Money laundering, loan sharking, underage gambling, a betting shop murder and the pending review

Posted on January 10, 2018 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about a Gambling Commission list of betting operators whose licences are at risk and argues that betting shops are no longer the safest place to gamble. (more…)

FOBT supplier behind gambling apps on Facebook accessible to children

Posted on January 4, 2018 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling comments on a news story about gambling type apps appearing on social media, which raised concerns that children are being exposed to ‘a risk of addiction’. (more…)

The offshore money says the government is bluffing!

Posted on December 14, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling looks at the most recent developments in the debate around problem gambling including a new group Labour for Gambling Reform which has recently had its first meeting. (more…)

Bookies are still in denial mode and resorting to desperate messages

Posted on December 7, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about the ongoing consultation into the gambling sector.  (more…)

The Gambling Commission holds a ‘Raising Standards’ Conference

Posted on November 30, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling asks questions about the Gambling Commission and the ongoing consultation into the gambling sector. (more…)

Weak proposals in the government’s gambling review strengthen case for £2 stake on FOBTs

Posted on November 14, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling comments on the DCMS review into fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) stake levels and gambling advertising.

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Tom Watson asks an Urgent Question

Posted on November 2, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling summarises the Urgent Question earlier this week in the House of Commons on gaming machines and social responsibility, promoting the DCMS consultation in this area which closes on 23rd January. (more…)

Fixed-odds bets: ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ under scrutiny

Posted on November 2, 2017 by admin

Is this the end of the glory days of the fixed-odds betting terminals?

Following a year-long government inquiry, the machines – which currently allow players to bet up to £300 per minute on casino-style games – may see their maximum stake slashed from £100 per play to as little as £2.

Read the full story in The Week.

Maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals ‘could be slashed to £2’

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The government has outlined plans on drastically slashing the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

Read the full piece in the International Business Times.

Fixed odds maximum bet could be slashed from £100 to £2

Posted on October 31, 2017 by admin

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is to be cut from £100 to as little as £2 in an attempt to cut levels of gambling addiction.

Read the full story on iNews.