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“Hooked on Slots”

Posted on November 9, 2012 by admin

A great piece in the Express online further exposing the addictive nature of FOBTs and problem gambling. Read it here.

Watch BBC One’s Panorama programme – “Gambling Nation”

Posted on November 6, 2012 by admin

On Monday 5th November, Panorama’s Gambling Nation was broadcast on BBC One, where reporter Sophie Raworth hears from problem gamblers and industry insiders who say violence and frustration, linked to fast-paced high-stake gambling machines – fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), are increasing in our high street betting shops. Panorama goes undercover in some of Britain’s bookies to test those claims. Watch it here on iPlayer

Watch the trailer for tonight’s Panorama programme

Posted on November 5, 2012 by admin

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.

Poised for Panorama’s “Gambling Nation”

Posted on November 1, 2012 by admin

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.


Daily Mail: High stakes machines lead to violence…

Posted on November 1, 2012 by admin

“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.

Calling Corby by-election candidates to action on FOBTs

Posted on October 31, 2012 by admin

The Northants Evening Telegraph ran a wraparound ad for us in the November 1st edition calling for Corby by-election candidates to tell us their stance on FOBTs and to explain the risk of betting shop roulette machine addition to Corby residents…read more:

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Betting shop staff tell MPs we’re Bookies not Bouncers

Posted on October 31, 2012 by admin

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.

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.