Tag Archives: FOBTs
- 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...
- Political pressure increases to cut FOBT stake
July 20, 2017
The Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), has staged a photo opportunity at Portcullis House with MPs drawn from across the political spectrum invited to show their support for the ‘Cut the stake. Reduce FOBT Harm’ campaign. MPs were invited to have their photographs taken alongside posters which have...
- 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 election call offers reprieve for fixed-odds betting terminals
April 19, 2017
UK retail bookmakers’ fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) have received a stay of execution following the Prime Minister’s surprise call for a snap election. Earlier this year, the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport promised a “late spring” reveal of the contents of its triennial review of the nation’s gambling...
- 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...
UK media has problem with UK problem gambling stats
August 25, 2017