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BHA warns of risk to racing if roulette stake is cut to £2 maximum
The BHA has expressed fears that a crackdown on maximum stakes for betting shop gaming machines could damage ‘racing and the wider rural economy’
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  • With a government consultation ending on Tuesday, we hear from those most affected by FOBTs Martin Paterson knows just how dangerous compulsive gambling can be.
  • However, Louise feels her family is quite fortunate as her mum, Sally, works as a cashier for a high street betting shop.
  • “She often comes home with heartbreaking stories of people who have lost thousands playing FOBTs.
  • I don’t see Mayfair overflowing with them.” The gambler Ray has gambling debts worth thousands of pounds.
  • I doubt many shareholders will be feeling very friendly towards the government at the moment: William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral shares plunge on fixed-odd betting review concerns.
  • I've seen people stuffing money into FOBTs with glassy-eyed despair which sure looks a hellava lot more like self-loathing than enjoyment or recreation or fun.
  • As traditional over the counter betting has reduced over the years due to the advent of internet and smart phones these machines have become the mainstay of high street gambling shops.
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BHA warns of risk to racing if roulette stake is cut to £2 maximum

The BHA has expressed fears that a crackdown on maximum stakes for betting shop gaming machines could damage ‘racing and the wider rural economy’

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Published: 22. 1. 2018 23:00:53

Source: theguardian.com

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Fixed-odds betting terminals: 'It's a silent addiction but at its worst it takes lives'

With a government consultation ending on Tuesday, we hear from those most affected by FOBTs

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Published: 22. 1. 2018 17:29:58

Source: theguardian.com

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  • Why should informed people betting on markets they have a knowledge of be restricted?
  • I doubt many shareholders will be feeling very friendly towards the government at the moment: William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral shares plunge on fixed-odd betting review concerns.
  • The major drive for today's increased level of high street, TV and online gambling was of course Tony Blair.
  • I've seen people stuffing money into FOBTs with glassy-eyed despair which sure looks a hellava lot more like self-loathing than enjoyment or recreation or fun.
  • People only take out paypay loans because they are desperate, and people without a moral compass are ready to oblige at eye-watering rates of interest that tie them into a cycle of increasing debt.