Man behind FOBT curb wins case against machine manufacturer

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Scientific Games ordered to pay $315m in damages after US court finds in Derek Webb-backed litigation’s favour

The man behind a successful campaign to reduce stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has scored a second victory over the machines’ biggest manufacturer, after a court ordered the company to pay damages of $315m (£244.5m).

Derek Webb, 68, who funded the anti-FOBT Fairer Gambling group, is expected to pocket tens of millions personally after agreeing to back litigation against Scientific Games.

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