The UK Government has announced that it intends to reduce the maximum stakes on B2 gaming machines, better known as FOBTs, but has launched a 12-week consultation to determine the new lower level.
The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) have announced a raft of enhancements to the ‘Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising.’
Contrary to recent speculation, the review of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) stakes has not been shelved, Bacta chief executive John White has reassured members.
Bacta, the UK gaming and amusement industry trade association, has agreed a programme of quarterly meetings with the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).
John White, chief executive of Bacta, has underlined the gaming and amusement trade association’s call for a reduction on the stake of fixed-odds betting terminals in UK bookmakers.
The chief executive of coin-op trade association bacta believes that the industry really has to be seen to be taking problem gambling seriously if it is to get recognition for its efforts from politicians.
UK politicians have been told that the gaming machine market for adult gaming centres, family entertainment centres and single site venues such as pubs, needs their help in order to survive.