Tonight’s Panorama “Gambling Nation” takes a look at the darker side of the betting industry and focuses on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), their rise in popularity and how these machines are causing crime and disorder in betting shops. Watch the trailer here and tune in tonight at 8.30pm on BBC1 to hear the full story.
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Further highlighting the issues around addictive fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) or roulette machines and problem gambling, is a new documentary due to appear on Panorama on BBC 1 on Monday.
The documentary “Gambling Nation” will test the bookmakers’ claims around FOBTs and expose the darker side of the casino-style gambling now available on Britain’s High Streets. Don’t forget to tune in on Monday 5th November at 8.30pm.
“High stakes machines in bookies lead to violence, claims gambling boss who helped introduce them to high street”. Read the latest article, with our campaign consultant Adrian Parkinson here.
Great article in the latest edition of Community Union magazine by Ryan Slaughter, raising staff concerns about violence in betting shops if the number of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are increased per shop.
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.
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…