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Respublica think tank insists on FOBTs maximum stake reduction to £2

A report has shown that the UK is the only developed country that currently has its high-street betting shops allow a maximum stake of £100 every 20 seconds to be placed. The Respublica think tank has shared its opinion that the UK Government should reduce the maximum stake allowed on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to only £2, because such high stakes have devastating effects on both communities and local residents’ lives.

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Gambling machines with £100 stake are only allowed in UK

Britain is the only developed country to have high street betting shops that allow people to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds, according to a report.

The government should cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 because such high stakes destroy jobs, devastate communities and are “highly destructive” to family life, the Conservative think tank Respublica argues.

Read the full story in The Times.


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Damning report to back crackdown on the fixed odds terminals

The maximum stake on ‘crack cocaine’ gambling machines should be slashed from £100 to £2, an aide to Philip Hammond has said.

In a damning report published today, Tory MP Chris Philp backs a crackdown on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

The study, by the Respublica think tank, reveals Britain is the only country in the developed world which allows gamblers to stake £100 every 20 seconds on casino-style games on the high street.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.


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