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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 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-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.
- Retired Oxford betting shop manager
I write with fifty years’ experience of the betting industry. Since the introduction of FOBTs about ten years ago the whole ethos and atmosphere of the betting shop has changed radically for the worse.