Tag Archives: Association of British Bookmakers
- GambleAware open to statutory levy to meet funding targets
May 16, 2017
The UK gambling industry’s self-funded problem gambling association says it’s open to the idea of a government-imposed mandatory levy to ensure it meets its funding targets. On Tuesday, the GambleAware charity outfit issued a release celebrating the fact that it had received £8m worth of funding in the 12 months...
- UK bookies push back against Labour’s anti-FOBT manifesto
May 11, 2017
The UK bookmakers industry association is aggressively pushing back against the Labour Party election manifesto’s position on reducing fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) betting stakes. A draft of Labour’s 2017 general election manifesto was leaked late Wednesday, revealing the party’s shift further to the political left. In addition to calls for...
- UK bookies crow ‘I told you so’ after MPs FOBT report spanked
May 3, 2017
UK bookmakers are saying ‘I told you so’ after a parliamentary report that criticized the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) in high street betting shops was found to have breached parliamentary standards. In January, the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) called for “an urgent inquiry” into a FOBT report compiled by...
- UK bookies demand “urgent inquiry” into MPs’ FOBT report
January 31, 2017
Britain’s bookies are crying foul over a parliamentary report calling for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) maximum stakes to be reduced from £100 to just £2. On Monday, the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) issued a terse press release “demanding an urgent inquiry into a new report” by the All-Party Parliamentary...
- GambleAware skeptical of MPs push for FOBT stake reduction
December 8, 2016
UK high street bookmakers saw their shares dive on Thursday on word that parliamentarians were pushing for further restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT). On Thursday, the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on FOBTs called on the government to reduce the maximum betting stake on FOBTs to £2 from its current...
- British Bookies are a no-show at FOBT APPG meeting calling it a kangaroo court
November 23, 2016
The Association of British Bookmakers failed to show up for the latest Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) stating that it's ‘nothing but a kangaroo court.' The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) stuck a big two fingers up to the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) All-Party Parliamentary...