Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tag: Newham

Victory for Newham residents as Government finally listens to calls to start addressing problem gambling

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Today, the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz welcomed the Government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake available on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. Mayor Fiaz said, “I am proud that as a Council, Newham has been at the forefront of the campaign to protect the poorest and most vulnerable. The industry has brought this upon itself by...

Newham pensioners “devastated” by bingo club closure

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Newham Council rent hikes have forced a bingo club within a community centre to closure, much to the devastation of local pensioners.   The news has led community leaders to reflect hard on the outcome and re-examine the depth of value that bingo adds to a community, particularly for the elderly and alone. “There’s nothing to look forward to now....

Newham Mayor welcomes NERA research

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The Mayor of Newham has welcomed research by NERA that reports betting shops are scaremongering over changes to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Sir Robin Wales said the changes wouldn’t result in economic penalties for the industry. “This research illustrates that significant FOBT stake reduction to £20 would not result in the rafts of job losses and shop closures that the bookmaking...

Sir Robin Wales welcomes Triennial Review

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Newham mayor and long-time FOBT campaigner, Sir Robin Wales, has reiterated his demands that B2 stakes be reduced following the announcement that the DCMS is beginning the triennial process. The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales - who leads a high profile local authority campaign against FOBTs - has reacted warmly to the announcement of the Triennial Review. “Today’s statement shows...