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Our campaign has one clear, simple objective:

Remove high stakes, high speed machine gambling from our high streets by reducing the maximum spin from £100 to £2

We aim to gather evidence of the problems and damage FOBTs cause on our high streets; present this evidence and engage with politicians of all political parties to rally support for the removal of FOBTs and their high stake, high speed, electronic casino games from our high streets.

Who are we?

Derek WebbDerek Webb was a successful poker player, businessman and the inventor of Three Card Poker; a game that is played worldwide on casino tables and is an expert in understanding gambling game content and gambler behaviour.Derek and his partner, Hannah O’Donnell, have retired from commercial activity following an asset sale of their gambling games to a US public company. Derek and Hannah provide funding for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling and the Stop the FOBTs Campaign.



Matt Zarb-CousinMatt Zarb-Cousin was a Parliamentary researcher before joining the Campaign for Fairer Gambling. He got addicted to FOBTs aged 16 for a period of four years and lost thousands of pounds in that time. He left the campaign to become the media spokesperson for the Labour leader, but has since returned.


Endorsement from Councillor Kevin Peel (Labour), Manchester Central

"There are 52 betting shops in my constituency, central Manchester and more on the way. Bookmakers with their addictive high stake, hard core gaming machines are preying on the most vulnerable in society. It has to stop and that is why, with the help of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, I opposed the 53rd shop planned by William Hills in Manchester. The proliferation of FOBTs on our high streets must stop - Government must act and give power back to Councils and their communities. Please support stopthefobts.org"

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