Problem Gambling

Public Sector Executive…LAs facing “Orwellian Doublespeak”

Posted on October 29, 2012 by admin

See our latest coverage in Public Sector Executive, where we address the Right Hon Eric Pickles on the issues of FOBT restriction and challenge the Gambling Commission over their support of Local Authorities in relation to licensing betting shops…

Which side is your party on?

Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin

To get political parties further on board with our Campaign’s core objectives, we ran a series of ads in the The House magazine, targeted at the Party leaders and asking them a simple question – Which side is your party on?

See our ads here:

 

All change for British Gambling Industry?

Posted on September 29, 2012 by admin

In a recent article, which quoted our campaign, Euroslot ask whether its “all change?” for the British Gambling industry and raised the stakes on the FOBT debate. Read the full article here.

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

The luck of the casino neighbourhoods

Posted on September 24, 2012 by admin

Our Campaign created headlines in Catalonia recently, with an interview in La Vanguardia, Barcelona’s leading daily newspaper. See the original article here and for the English translation click here.

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…)

Our challenge to the ABB in Coinslot

Posted on September 17, 2012 by admin

See the latest edition of Coinslot, where we challenge the latest claims from the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). Read it here.

Campaign quoted in Lancashire Telegraph

Posted on September 16, 2012 by admin

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones and betting chain William Hill have been at odds over shops recently. In a recent article MP Graham Jones supported our recommendations for FOBTs and challenged the number of betting shops in his borough. Read the full story here.

Matt Zarb-Cousin joins Campaign for Fairer Gambling

Posted on September 13, 2012 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling has retained Matt Zarb-Cousin to help get its message out.

 

Matt, whose previous roles have included a researcher in the House of Commons,  will work on the Campaign with founder Derek Webb to highlight the issues surrounding “FOBTs” (fixed odds betting terminals), also known as B2 machines – the machines found offering roulette in high street betting shops. These machines were introduced when the betting shop sector was unregulated and then legitimised by the Labour Party in the 2005 Gambling Act. They have since multiplied to such an extent that they have been dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling”.

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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