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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Gambling firms start legal fund to fight government tax crackdown – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

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  Gambling firms start legal fund to fight government tax crackdown – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

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‘Punters on Merseyside bet more than £1bn on betting machines in one year’ – Liverpool Echo, February 4 2013 « Daniel Johnson

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  ‘Punters on Merseyside bet more than £1bn on betting machines in one year’ – Liverpool Echo, February 4 2013 [...]

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Parliament watchdog probes trip details of Shipley MP Philip Davies

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Gambling interests, miners big donors to political parties | Mudgee Guardian.

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Last year Liverpool was the first Council in the country to pass a motion calling on the government to take action on FOBTs. More than a dozen Councils followed, and a further 63 then demanded the Government hand power back to local authorities to stop more betting shops opening. This month Liverpool is leading the way again. Liverpool Public Health Observatory (LPHO) commissioned by Merseyside Directors of Public Health, conducted a research project on problem gambling across Merseyside, but with a focus on finding out about FOBTs and betting shops. READ MORE