Tag Archives: Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
- UK bookies behaving badly: Episode #5,812
September 29, 2017
UK bookmakers Ladbrokes are under investigation by the UK gambling regulator after betting shop staff allegedly allowed a gambler to take out payday loans to play fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT). On Friday, the Guardian reported that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) was investigating claims by a self-described recovering gambling addict...
- Betting terminal curbs get Paddy Power Betfair backing
September 27, 2017
Other bookmakers are raising their eyebrows after UK-listed firm Paddy Power Betfair surprisingly threw its support behind the imposition of heavy curbs on betting machines. The Financial Times reported that Paddy Power Betfair is the first big bookmaker to express support for curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which gambling...
- UK prepares for fixed odds betting terminal clampdown
September 4, 2017
Operators of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are bracing for a possible government clampdown after Chancellor Philip Hammond backed down over the issue. The possibility of a clampdown caused a division between the Treasury and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), according to The Guardian, after the...
- UK media has problem with UK problem gambling stats
August 25, 2017
The reliably alarmist UK media is raising a ruckus over new UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) statistics showing an increase in Great Britain’s ranks of problem gamblers. On Thursday, the UKGC published Gambling Behavior in Great Britain 2015, the first such comprehensive survey of gambling prevalence in three years. The stats...
- Coren-Mitchell gives the FOBTs a bashing; GambleAware expert on UK kids
August 22, 2017
The two-time European Poker Tour Main Event winner, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, gives the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals a good kicking, and GambleAware experts are worried about gambling ads influence on UK kids. There is a difference between a poker player and a gambler. I know it. You know it. Aunt Mildred...
- FOBT review leader calls Chancellor ‘blocking’ allegations ‘fake news.’
August 7, 2017
MP Tracey Crouch, the chief of the government review team investigating the potential max buy-in change for Fixed Betting Odds Terminal machines, has called the Daily Mail's allegations that Chancellor Philip Hammond is blocking any progress as ‘fake news.' The electronic roulette machine in my mate's local bookies winks at...
UK media has problem with UK problem gambling stats
August 25, 2017