Tag: Carolyn Harris

Harris lauds industry as one of “principle”

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A passionate speech from Swansea MP and anti-FOBT campaigner Carolyn Harris saw her declare BACTA members as “true friends” and condemn the national regulator

Harris: FOBT “timescale is totally unacceptable”

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Penning an article in the Mirror, Carolyn Harris MP has stated she “will not stop until the Government implements the changes they have promised” on FOBTs. The chair of the FOBT all party parliamentary group Carolyn Harris MP has said a timescale of two years to implement stake changes is “totally unacceptable”. Revealing that “government ministers are saying they can reduce...

Secret LBO report claims severe FOBT cut effects

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A controversial and secretive new report from KPMG has been released to The Times by the bookmaking industry, claiming that jobs and tax revenue will be slashed if B2 stakes are reduced to £2.   The bookmaking industry has claimed that cutting FOBT stakes to £2 would cause half of the country’s betting shops to close and leave 20,000 people without...

Stakes and debit cards under fire in GambleAware report

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In a new report, GambleAware has argued that policy makers should consider much more than stakes and prizes when looking to promote responsible gambling and dents coin-op hopes by placing contactless in the firing line.   GambleAware has announced the publication of a report which argues that “policy makers need to look beyond stake reductions to minimise harm.” Undertaken by research...

Drop FOBT stakes to £2 says parliamentary report

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A group of politicians from across the political spectrum has published an interim report in its project to gather evidence on FOBTs, calling on the government to impose a maximum £2 stake on B2 machines.   The All Parliamentary Group on FOBTs has called for B2 stakes to be reduced to a maximum of £2. The announcement by the cross-party group,...