The Association of British Bookmakers (The ABB) has announced it would ‘not oppose’ Labour’s new proposal to impose a compulsory levy on British bookmakers that would go towards helping treat problem gamblers.
There has been ample discussion of FOBTs and the gambling industry at large in the UK's mainstream press of late. The controversy around the FOBTs and gambling advertising continues to be a hot topic for the papers, and the effects of this are potentially sizable for the industry...
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.
The Parliamentary inquiry into Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, branded a ‘kangaroo court’ by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has been heavily censured by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
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.