PATRICIA GIBSON MP CALLS FOR £2 MAXIMUM STAKE ON FIXED ODDS TERMINALS

February 26, 2018

Patricia Gibson MP is supporting British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA) calls to cut the maximum stakes for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2.

 

The machines currently allow players to stake up to £100 every 20 seconds on computer versions of games such as roulette, poker and blackjack.

 

According to BACTA, £4,843,791 was lost across North Ayrshire in 2016.

 

In total, £32,815,958 was lost through gambling from 2008-2016.

 

The average user loses about £1,200 every year on the machines.

 

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