Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fresh crackdown on gambling machines (FOBT) unveiled by ministers

Following criticism from MP's including myself, the Government has decided to have a crackdown on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. Last weeks local news carried an article on my comments.
"A fresh crackdown gambling machines unveiled by ministers has immediately come under fire from bookmakers.

Don Foster, the Liberal Democrat communities minister, told his party's conference there would be a Government review of high-stakes gambling machines. It could mean gamblers are restricted to spending to £2 per spin, bringing the machines in line with bingo halls and casinos."