The UK government is set to introduce new restrictions on FOBTs and the betting shops that host them. (Image: TheMedWire.co.uk)
Let me tell you, fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have actually been the single issue that is biggest for UK bookmakers in the last couple of months. The machines are highly profitable, but their spread has resulted in critique which they may also be predatory and addictive. Which includes resulted in calls that are many restrictions on the devices and it looks like the government is mostly about to generally meet those requests.
A review that is recent the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) into the policies governing FOBTs has discovered a few means in which the machines could better be controlled. The review, led by Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities Helen give, found four areas in which improvements could be produced: exactly how to cope with the number of UK shops that are betting player defenses, training, and gambling advertising.
'Following a process of policy review, I have always been adopting an approach that is precautionary targeted and proportionate action to guard players further when using high stake video gaming machines on the high street,' Grant said.
Makes up High-Stakes Players
Possibly probably the most notable change comes for those who want to bet a substantial quantity of cash throughout a session. The review proposes new guidelines that will require anyone w