THE heartbroken partner of a man who took his life after blowing a fortune on high-stakes betting terminals has called for new curbs on the controversial machines. (more…)
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Heartbroken partner of gambling addict who took his own life calls for new curbs on betting terminals
Online bookmakers should be required to monitor and ban gamblers who show signs of addiction using the same software they employ to restrict winning customers, an addiction expert has said. (more…)
BOOKIES are “refusing to take bets” from successful gamblers as they are “unprofitable” to the business. (more…)
Gamblers are being prevented from placing bets on horse races, because, they say, they are too successful and this is being detected by high street and online bookies’ sophisticated intelligence systems. Critics say the bookies are steering gamblers instead towards using fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) as winning on these is a matter of chance rather than skill. (more…)
Bookmakers are “refusing to take bets” from successful gamblers.
Some clients have told the BBC they’ve had their betting accounts closed or their bets “restricted” following wins. (more…)
A father and son from Sheffield have taken their campaign to Downing Street today to demand tighter regulation of the gambling industry. (more…)
The UK government recently rejected a plea to reduce the maximum bet on some fixed-odds betting terminals FOBTs on High Street bookmakers.
The move was criticised by some, while the government said stronger controls – which give local authorities more power to stop betting shops opening and mean gamblers betting more than £50 per spin have to interact with staff or have an account – were sufficient. (more…)
Fixed odds betting terminals – or FOBTs – were introduced to the UK in 1999, and are a growing source of income for bookmakers. Read the full story on at BBC News.