“It is a risk [heavier regulation], but policy making should be data-driven. The data to restrict fixed-odds betting terminals in the way it’s being talked about doesn’t seem to be there. But it is a risk, because in the industry we’re not necessarily doing a great job of presenting a positive case and presenting facts.”
These were the words of Sky Betting and Gaming CEO Richard Flint at The Future of Online Gambling seminar in Westminster in April. Not only did this show that fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are likely to crop up in almost any discussion about UK gambling these days, even in i-gaming seminars, but it seemed a fair point to raise.
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