Stop the FOBTs – The Campaign So Far
Posted on July 8, 2014

Thanks to the Campaign for Fairer Gambling’s ‘Stop the FOBTs’ the issues surrounding FOBTs have remained high on the political agenda. Over recent months, Stop the FOBTs has been gathering further momentum and public support as more evidence collected by the Campaign is exposed in the media. The only way to minimise the harmful effects of FOBTs is to reduce the maximum stake per spin from £100 to £2, in line with all other Category B gaming machines. This is an action Government could take today, to protect the young and vulnerable, without primary legislation.

Watch just some of the highlights from the Stop the FOBTs campaign so far and find out how you can take action against FOBTs.



Problem Gambler Five Point Plan
Posted on June 17, 2014

If gambling is becoming problematic and you feel you might be developing an addiction, the five steps below will start to help you overcome it.

(1) Ban yourself from all gambling venues
You can self-exclude from betting shops by signing forms and handing over passport photos. Although there is no guarantee that staff will stop letting you in, it’s certainly a step in the right direction for your recovery. Self-exclusion tends to be more stringent in casinos, so rescinding your membership is worthwhile. Do this for all adult gaming centres and bingo halls too, and make sure you self-exclude for the maximum possible term.


Anonymous testimonial 3, February 2013

“Firstly, thank you for starting this campaign. I am with it 100% and offer my services in any shape or form that can assist. I lived in NZ for a number of years, and have always gambled but never thought I had an addiction. 2 years ago I returned and started playing these machines. It is a similar story as you will hear all the time. It starts with small bets, and eventually 100 pound spins losing thousands. I won't go into it too much, but these machines are terrible and I know and have seen many more people like me that can't walk past a bookies without donating money to the bookies relief appeal. I am now in remission and have counselling. These things very nearly killed me, and I’ve lost most of my family. I am sick to death of bookmakers opening new shops and advertising constantly. This country is turning into 1 big casino. I am happy to provide further info if required. Thank you for taking the time to do this.”

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