As the government prevaricates over its triennial review of stakes and prizes for gaming machines, the bookmakers and the arcade operators are in danger of engaging in open warfare.
Britain’s bookmakers have lodged an official complaint with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over a “wilfully misleading” MPs report on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).
A report by a group of British MPs has recommended that the maximum stake on the controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) found in betting shops should be reduced from £100 to £2.
The potential for the bookmakers to avoid the apparent catastrophe of a cut in stakes to £2 means the sector’s leading lights might be undervalued by investors
The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) says that a petition signed by more than 325,000 betting shop staff and customers from across the country demonstrates how the British Public feel about betting shops, rather than how it is depicted in sensationalist headlines in the media.
The Association of British Bookmakers has clarified its position on a number of policy areas after the betting sector was singled out by Sir Robin Wales in his position as mayor of London Borough of Newham.
A new paper suggests that fears over the impact of FOBTs mean that actual data on the amount spent on gaming machines and the supposed proliferation of betting shops gets lost in the debate
Casino operator Genting has capitalised on the growing popularity for the game of Roulette in the UK by organising and hosting a national tournament across its venues.
As of yesterday (Wednesday) bingo halls, bookmakers and casinos in the UK now have to conduct local area risk assessments in an effort to clamp down on problem gambling.
The Minister who allowed and regulated fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in the UK has admitted that more should have been done to limit their numbers.