There are a number of ways you can take action and support the campaign:
  1. Tell us your story in confidence: Have you, a friend or family member been addicted to, or affected by FOBTs? Do you work in the betting industry and have seen the damage FOBTs cause? Send us your story.
  2. Contact your MP: Write to your MP using the personalised form, encourage them to support the Stop the FOBTs Campaign.
  3. Councillors? Table a motion: Worried about the number of betting shops in your ward, use this model motion package to raise the issue on your council’s agenda
  4. Objecting to a betting shop? For support in submitting an objection to a betting shop premises licence application in your area, use this package.
  5. Worried about problem gambling? Follow our five point plan to find support near you.


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 stopthefobts.org"

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