HOW MANY FOBTs ARE NEAR YOU?
We need YOU to get involved!
Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are now firmly on the news agenda, but this campaign isn’t just about news coverage – it is about gathering public support so we can put pressure on the Government to do something about the “crack cocaine of gambling” available in betting shops on every high street.
If you have been affected by FOBTs or you know a family member or friend who has suffered because of these easily accessible, high stake, high speed, hard core gaming machines, get in touch and tell us your story.
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has the power to reduce the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 down to £2 in line with all other Category B machines RIGHT NOW. They do not need primary legislation to do this.
To get this message firmly across we need your help and support. More and more MPs are supporting our campaign – is yours one of them? Use our template letter to write to your MP and urge them to support us.
The Government has included FOBTs in a Triennial Review which is a review of stakes and prizes for all machines, and consultations can be submitted up to the 5th* of April. Make your submission via this website, and we will aggregate all of the responses as part of our response to the consultation.
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Campaigner @mattzarb will be on BBC news in the East Midlands this evening talking about why the Govt must impose restrictions on FOBTs.
RT @BethMKnowles: Disappointing decision to grant a license for yet another betting shop in Manchester city centre @StoptheFOBTs http://t.c…
Only way we can stop the spread of bookies & deal with clustering that's already on the high street is by reducing max stake on FOBTs to £2.