Tag Archives: Campaign For Fairer Gambling

Anti-FOBT report authors labelled ‘all tank and no think’

A much-trailed report into fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from the right-leaning think tank ResPublica has been slammed for “parroting” the line taken by the report’s paid sponsors the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG). The report published this week entitled ‘Wheel of Misfortune: the case for lowering the stakes on FOBTs’ called for the reduction of the maximum stake applicable for …

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Green Party opposes Betfred opening in Scunthorpe

Betfred’s plans to open a betting shop in Ashby’s Broadway Center (Scunthorpe) have come under fire from the UK Green Party. The Green Party, supported by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling and local retailers has opposed Betfred’s proposed plans of opening a third bookmaker on Ashby commercial shopping centre. The protesters believe that a third betting shop would be detrimental …

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Paddy Power criticised for targeting UK immigrant areas

Listed betting operator Paddy Power, has been criticised by UK MPs and anti-gambling campaigner, after research from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFFG) showed that 61% of Paddy Power’s 327 UK betting shops were located in high density immigrant areas such as Newham and Brent in London. Anti-gambling campaigners have criticised the bookmaker of deliberately targeting immigrant areas knowing that …

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Lib Dem MP wants £2 maximum stake on FOBTs

One of the senior Liberal Democrat MPs has announced that he wants to see B2 Gaming Machines, commonly known as FOBTs, to be reduced to £2 a go. Manchester Withington MP John Leech has called on the government, of which his party is a coalition partner, to go much further with their current proposals on gaming machines and reduce the …

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Not a game of passing the buck but definitely more to play for – the Senet Group

Gambling Consultant Steve Donoughue takes a look at the attempt of bookmakers to replicate the alcohol industry’s Portman Group. Yesterday saw the launch of the Senet Group by the big 3 Bookmakers and Irish upstart Paddy Power. For those of you who missed it, which is odd because it got some good news coverage, the Senet Group will be an …

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ABB hits back at ‘misleading’ accusations

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has hit back at accusations from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that it may have misled the UK government over the potential impact of a reduction in stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The Campaign made the claims following a report by NERA Economic Consulting, which suggested that lowering staking limits on FOBTs …

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