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