Estimated annual FOBT losses

With even more clusters of betting shops cropping up across the UK, the rise of the FOBTs is rampant. UK punters are currently losing millions to FOBTs every year and the number is steadily increasing with each new year. Under the current legislation, UK betting shops are only permitted to have a maximum of four FOBTs per venue, a fact which has caused many betting shops to ‘cluster’ themselves in one location, often on one high street.

The infographic below details the streets in the UK that have the most betting shops and FOBTs along with the total estimated FOBT losses in that area.

For further evidence of the impacts of FOBTs, take a look at our Evidence Page.

Estimated annual FOBT losses


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"

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