Abstention from gambling is key to recovery, and permanent abstention is the only viable practical long-term solution for guaranteed recovery, as it is with other addictions, says CFFG.
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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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.
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.