Bookies brace for possible sales hit – BBC News


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Bookies brace for possible sales hit
BBC News
Britain’s betting industry is bracing for a potentially large drop in profits after the government said it will cap the size of stakes gamblers can make on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Punters can currently stake up to £100 per spin on the
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Tackle crack cocaine of gambling, MP and think-tank urge Government – The Christian Institute

Tackle crack cocaine of gambling, MP and think-tank urge Government
The Christian Institute
And Chris Philp, a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Treasury, said changes to FOBTs would bring the UK into line with other developed countries and ‘mitigate’ the damage caused by such machines. In August, it emerged that the betting industry is …

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‘These machines destroyed my life’: calls for tighter regulation of the machines dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling – ITV News


ITV News

‘These machines destroyed my life’: calls for tighter regulation of the machines dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling
ITV News
A man who says he lost his home, his career, and his relationships after getting addicted to one of the betting industry’s most controversial gaming machines has supported a campaign for more regulation. Hussain Vorajee from Gloucester says the Fixed …

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Bookmakers’ revenues face £150m hit from betting machine curbs – Financial Times


Financial Times

Bookmakers’ revenues face £150m hit from betting machine curbs
Financial Times
The UK’s largest bookmakers are set to lose at least £150m in annual revenues under planned curbs on betting machines denounced by campaigners as the “crack cocaine” of gambling. The government is expected to recommend new limits on fixed-odds …

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