Fixed-odds betting terminals

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The Guardian view on the future of gambling: harms must be faced | Editorial
Editorial: The liberalisation of betting has had some damaging effects and the industry should stop denying it

Editorial

23, Aug, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Tory minister who backed FOBTs takes over review of gambling laws
John Whittingdale has a history of voting against stronger regulation of the industry

Rob Davies

01, Mar, 2021 @7:03 PM

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UK gambling firms accused of exaggerating scale of black market betting
Report by PwC under fire as industry expects tougher regulation in upcoming government review

Rob Davies

18, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The UK's gambling review has to be free of industry influence and political dithering | James Noyes
This review can learn from the mistakes of the past 15 years and help to prevent harm to people around the country, says James Noyes, fellow of the Social Market Foundation

James Noyes

08, Dec, 2020 @9:57 AM

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Jobs impact of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals 'overstated'
Campaigners say UK gambling regulator figures belie industry ‘predictions of doom’

Rob Davies

30, Nov, 2020 @12:39 PM

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Betfred's billionaire owners receive £10m despite FOBT shift
Firm makes bumper profits despite Fred and Peter Done warning about cuts to fixed-odds betting terminal stakes

Rob Davies

17, Sep, 2020 @1:54 PM

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UK gambling regulator to press ahead with job cuts despite outcry
Redundancies sought as three reports question commission’s ability to control sector

Rob Davies

28, Aug, 2020 @1:04 PM

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‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children
As the NHS opens its first clinic for child addicts, families are counting the cost of Britain’s high-stakes betting problem

Jenny Kleeman

11, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Government and watchdog ‘are totally failing problem gamblers’
MPs say regulator is toothless and torpid and needs to focus on prevention of harm not treatment

Jamie Doward

28, Jun, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Curbs on FOBT stakes fuel fewer police callouts to bookmakers
Incidents down by nearly 40% as reduced maximum bet on terminals leads to fewer violent reactions to losses

Rob Davies

14, Jun, 2020 @11:21 AM

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William Hill and GVC expected to claim back £350m in FOBT tax
Tax tribunal last month found gambling firms had been overcharged VAT on machines

Rob Davies

20, May, 2020 @1:20 PM

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Impose strict curbs on gambling during Covid-19 lockdown, MPs urge
Industry’s proposals are ‘weak’ and government must act to help those at risk, group says

Rob Davies

03, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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