Financial Times letter: “Raising the stakes to limit ‘addictive’ betting terminals”

Posted on September 23, 2013 by admin
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From Mr Derek Webb.

Sir, As campaigners against fixed odds betting terminals (FoBTs), we are very concerned to read comments by the Responsible Gambling Trust (“Academics to study online betting risks”, September 17). The RGT is not independent, it is industry-funded and the majority of trustees appear to be industry representatives or persons who support industry positions.

Their current research is not specific to FoBTs, but into all “category B” machines in any premises. RGT members have already expressed the delusional position that problem gambling is neither induced by the gambling activity, its marketing nor its accessibility.

Read the full letter on the Financial Times online here. (Please note registration required)