fixed-odds betting terminals

Bookmakers prepare for store closures as FOBT stake is cut

Bookmakers prepare for store closures as FOBT stake is cut

Industry hopes to push customers towards online gambling to offset lossesBookmakers are preparing to shut shops and push customers towards online gambling, as they brace for curbs on fixed-odds
Gambling trade bodies plan to merge to create powerful lobby group

Gambling trade bodies plan to merge to create powerful lobby group

Tougher regulation by politicians leads to betting industry shakeupGambling companies are planning to set up a new trade body to lobby politicians as the prospect of tougher regulation of the industry
Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Ex-minister expected to make first speech from backbenches to support amendment to the finance billJo Johnson, the Conservative MP who resigned as a minister to back a second Brexit referendum, will
Killing machines: Tracey Crouch on why she resigned as minister over FOBTs

Killing machines: Tracey Crouch on why she resigned as minister over FOBTs

Fixed-odds betting terminals prey on the poorest, destroying lives along the way, says former sports minister It’s 9.30am on Chatham’s high street and already three bookmakers are doing a brisk
Twelve leading Tory MPs join calls to accelerate curbs on FOBTs

Twelve leading Tory MPs join calls to accelerate curbs on FOBTs

MPs who all work for ministers write to chief whip amid growing rebellion over policyTwelve leading Conservative MPs have written to the chief whip urging the government to bow to pressure to bring
Government's FOBT decision influenced by 'discredited' report

Government's FOBT decision influenced by 'discredited' report

Documents seen by the Guardian cast doubt on whether figures should ever have played part in policyThe government’s controversial decision not to cut stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs)
FOBTs: Hammond is 'placing bookmakers' jobs over gamblers' lives'

FOBTs: Hammond is 'placing bookmakers' jobs over gamblers' lives'

Nicky Morgan says decision to delay cut in maximum stakes could cost 300 extra lives The chancellor is prioritising jobs in the gambling industry over the lives of addicts by delaying a cut in maximum
FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

FOBTs row: minister quit over claim pro-gambling MP secured delay

Tracey Crouch ‘furious’ over private meeting between culture secretary and Philip DaviesThe sports minister Tracey Crouch resigned because she believed pro-gambling MP Philip Davies successfully went
What are the odds? Minister puts principles first and resigns over FOBTs | John Crace

What are the odds? Minister puts principles first and resigns over FOBTs | John Crace

Tracy Crouch’s resignation displays a sense of morality at odds with Tory excuses over FOBT reform delays Where’s Tracey? That was what was uppermost in the minds of every MP at departmental questions
Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb

Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb

Tracey Crouch launched review that cut fixed-odds betting terminal stakes from £100 maximum to £2Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned in protest at the government’s “unjustifiable” refusal to
Jeremy Wright turns his inconsiderable mind to defending the indefensible | John Crace

Jeremy Wright turns his inconsiderable mind to defending the indefensible | John Crace

Culture secretary’s excuses over FOBT reform delays prove too much even for his own partyWhere’s Tracey? That was what was uppermost in the minds of every MP at departmental questions for digital,
Minister 'may quit' over FOBT delay as government faces urgent question

Minister 'may quit' over FOBT delay as government faces urgent question

Labour granted question on delay to introducing cap for fixed-odds betting terminalsThe government is facing an urgent question in the House of Commons about its decision to delay implementing a
No 10 defends decision to delay reduction in FOBT maximum stake

No 10 defends decision to delay reduction in FOBT maximum stake

Labour and campaigners condemn delay, calling it immoral and exploitativeDowning Street has insisted the government will delay implementing a planned reduction in the maximum stake on fixed-odds
Delays to FOBT curbs will cost Treasury more than £100m – report

Delays to FOBT curbs will cost Treasury more than £100m – report

Slashing highest-permitted stake from £100 to £2 could be postponed until 2020The Treasury will lose more than £100m for every year that it postpones curbs on bookmakers’ fixed-odds betting terminals
Man behind FOBT curb wins case against machine manufacturer

Man behind FOBT curb wins case against machine manufacturer

Scientific Games ordered to pay $315m in damages after US court finds in Derek Webb-backed litigation’s favourThe man behind a successful campaign to reduce stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals
The IMF is right: hard Brexit is an international threat

The IMF is right: hard Brexit is an international threat

Crashing out of the EU is an extremists’ gamble – not just for the UK but also for Britain’s close neighboursThere is always a sense of “they would say that, wouldn’t they?” when a state-funded global
Culture secretary deserves credit for facing down the bookies | Nils Pratley

Culture secretary deserves credit for facing down the bookies | Nils Pratley

New Labour made a mistake in allowing addictive FOBTs – it’s right now to limit the stake to £2It was New Labour, during its brief and bizarre flirtation with “supercasinos” as a tool for urban
May faces Commons defeat over fixed-odds betting terminals

May faces Commons defeat over fixed-odds betting terminals

Group of Tory MPs want stakes slashed from £100 to £2 in spite of lobbying campaign by bookmakersTheresa May risks a defeat in the House of Commons unless the government slashes stakes on fixed-odds
Gambling nearly took my life: betting terminals should have a £2 maximum stake | Matt Zarb-Cousin

Gambling nearly took my life: betting terminals should have a £2 maximum stake | Matt Zarb-Cousin

The government must dramatically cut the price of a spin, and give some protection to addictsIf the government were to legalise crack cocaine tomorrow, vendors would be sparse and its consumption
Ban credit cards for online gambling, says government review

Ban credit cards for online gambling, says government review

Levy on firms for addiction treatment among gambling regulation adviceA ban on using credit cards for online gambling and a mandatory levy on gambling firms to fund addiction treatment are among