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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Newham’s proposal and betting shop campaign goes live

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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

FOBTs in the News: 6th September – 12th September

This week saw Monty Python star John Cleese hit back at critics over the new Spamalot game found on a number of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in Ladbrokes betting shops. The actor distanced himself and the Monty Python cast from the addictive gaming machines on Twitter by stating; "Dear Twits, Please understand that Python has no control over Spamalot activities. They pay us royalties for using the Grail script. That's it." READ MORE