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.


Peter Irvin, 34 years a betting office manager

Having watched the BBC programme 'Inside Out' on Monday I must also add my concerns to your own concerns about addiction to FOBT machines. I myself joined the betting industry in July 1973 in North London. Betting offices have changed dramatically since those days. Highlights of those changes are the introduction of live TV coverage, the open glass fronts of the once 'shady and dark looking shops'. Introduction of the evening opening of shops, numbers betting and fruit machines.

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