Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), or B2s are touch screen roulette machines found in betting shops across Britain, on which gamblers can play casino style games with £100 maximum stake per spin.

If these easily accessible, high-stake, high-speed, hardcore gaming machines have affected you, a family member or friend, get in touch and take action.

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling wants the maximum stake on FOBTs reduced to £2 spin to bring them in line with all other gaming machines in the UK. It is aiming to gather public support to put pressure on the Government to take action on the “crack cocaine of gambling” – which are available in betting shops on every high street.

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IT executive blew £200,000 on betting machines

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A former gambling addict has revealed how he blew £200,000 in 10 years after becoming hooked on gambling machines. Simon [...]

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Losing gambler caused damage at bookmakers

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A gambling addict smashed up two betting shops in frustration over his heavy losses, a court heard. Adel Shah Hazara, [...]

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Londoners want more control over opening of betting shops

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Katie Tucker joins us in the studio to discuss the controversial plan to open another Paddy Power shop in Wood [...]

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FOBTs in the News: 13th – 19th September

This week saw the four biggest bookmakers in Britain draw up a series of voluntary measures to keep the advertising of betting in check and, in particular, remove advertising of FOBTs from high street betting shop windows. Both BBC 5 live and BBC Radio 4 turned to the Campaign for Fairer Gambling to comment on the new ‘independent’ watchdog and whether it would protect the young and vulnerable. READ MORE

Newham’s proposal and betting shop campaign goes live

Under the Sustainable Communities Act – an act used to address problems regarding environmental, economic, democratic or social sustainability – Newham council has published a proposal calling upon central Government to reduce the maximum bet per spin on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in high street betting shops from £100 to £2. READ MORE