Posted: Sat 7th Dec 2013

Deeside MP Votes Against Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Dec 7th, 2013

On Tuesday Mark Tami MP voted against proposals to retain the maximum stakes and prizes for gaming machines, or so-called Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).

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Mark Tami MP said,

‘I voted against the Government’s proposals on Tuesday because these machines are causing major problems in our high streets. They are high-stake machines which allow players to gamble up to £100 every 20 seconds and I believe the Government has a responsibility to act on this issue’

There is growing evidence that FOBTs – which have a maximum stake of £100 and a maximum payout of £500 – are being located close to areas of deprivation and that they make a disproportionate amount of their profits from people with gambling problems.

Read more about the campaign for fairer gambling and FOBT`s here

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