Fixed-odds bets: ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ under scrutiny – The Week UK


The Week UK

Fixed-odds bets: ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ under scrutiny
The Week UK
Bookmakers claim crackdown will devastate the gambling industry. Is this the end of the glory days of the fixed-odds betting terminals? Following a year-long government inquiry, the machines – which currently allow players to bet up to £300 per minute
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Bookies face £600m bill if ‘crack cocaine’ stakes slashed to £2 – Evening Standard


Evening Standard

Bookies face £600m bill if ‘crack cocaine’ stakes slashed to £2
Evening Standard
The potential hit was revealed in the Department for Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) long-awaited review into the betting industry. It comes after a growing campaign against the machines, which have maximum stakes of £100 and account for almost half of …

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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
Government to cut stakes on ‘crack cocaine’ betting machinesThe Times
We can’t let fixed-odds betting terminals keep ruining livesNew Statesman
No 10 hints it will give in to demand for Brexit deal to be enshrined in act of parliament – Politics liveThe Guardian (blog)
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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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