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Preparation and innovation best bet to manage changes ahead

The UK is now one month away from its FOBT stake reduction deadline, which will see stakes reduced from £100 to £2 on April 1st. At the ICE London show at ExCeL, G3 interviewed SG Gaming UK CEO, Phil Horne, about the problems and solutions facing licensed betting offices in the UK and the wider…

UK – FOBT stake decision splits opinion

The maximum permitted stake for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is set to be cut from £100 to £2 by the UK government. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) opted for £2 having dismissed advice from the UK Gambling Commission to set the figure at £30. The decision has been lauded by anti-FOBT groups…

UK – Local authorities call for FOBT stake reduction

A group of 93 local councils from across the UK are asking Government to reduce the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 to end what they call ‘casino-style gambling on high streets.’ Newham Council, the borough of London that houses the UK’s biggest casino, is leading the coalition and…

UK – Use class change will see local councils reject LBO applications

Bookies who want to open up on British high street will have to submit a planning application with local councils given new powers to reject applications and prevent new Licensed Betting Offices (LBO) opening in their area. The move by the DCMS follows concerns from local communities regarding the proliferation of betting shops on some…

UK –Commission warns FOBTs over misleading info

The British Gambling Commission is reminding licensed operators that gaming machines offering games presented as recognised games of chance, such as roulette or blackjack, must be transparent in informing players where those games differ from their real equivalents. This follows a recent case in which a category B3 game which was presented and described as…