Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tag: B2

Project unveils game to help AGCs target B2 players

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Project has developed a new Roulette based B3 game which has been designed to help AGC operators win business on the high street when the FOBT stake is reduced to £2 in April. The company’s Super Roulette is being shown on stand 412 at this week’s EAG alongside a range that delivers choice and variety to machine players across the...

Statistics show “hardcore” state of FOBT’s high stakes

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Industry statistics published by the Gambling Commission have shown that FOBTs brought in £1.8bn for bookmakers. But, Bacta analysis has uncovered the effect of B2’s £100 maximum stake. The FOBT debate will not go away.   Analysis of industry statistics by Bacta has revealed that FOBTs are responsible for 96 percent of all machine gross gambling yield (GGY) made in excess...

Ladbrokes chief warns of “doomsday” for betting shops

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Ladbrokes chief Jim Mullen highlights potential job losses and bleak future for betting shops ahead of the proposed B2 max stake drop.   Ladbrokes chief executive, Jim Mullen, has become the latest member of the bookmaking fraternity to speak publicly in defence of FOBTs. Speaking on the opening day of the Cheltenham festival, he quoted figures from a recent secret KPMG report,...

Lib Dem Lord tasks May to crack down on B2s

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Lord Clement-Jones has hit back at comments made by Malcolm George, CEO of the Association of British Bookmakers, who wrote in the Financial Times that FOBTs are “like many other gaming machines.” This “disregards the enormous human misery that these £100-a-spin machines cause,” the  Liberal Democrat Lord said in a letter to the editor. “The bookmaking industry has created casinos...