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Losses on FOBTs since 24 October 2016

The Government launched its call for evidence on the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals on 24 October 2016. Since then the following amount has been lost by gamblers:

Stop the losses. Reduce the stake on FOBTs to £2 now.

*Calculated using Gambling Commission figures April 2014 to March 2017

** This estimate is based on losses over a 24 hour period. On average bookmakers are open for 12 hours a day (except for Sundays when they are open for on average 7 hours), on this basis, during shop opening hours, losses would be higher at around £115.14 every second, £6,908.4 every minute and £414,504 an hour.

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Chair- Carolyn Harris MP

Vice Chair- Ronnie Cowan MP

Vice Chair- Lord Chadlington

Vice Chair- Sir Peter Bottomley MP

Vice Chair- Iain Duncan Smith MP

Vice Chair- Liz McInnes MP

Vice Chair- Graham Jones MP

Vice Chair- Stephen Timms MP

Treasurer- Gerald Jones MP 

Secretary- Stuart McDonald MP


For further information, please contact the group Secretariat

Holly Ramsey
T: 0207 592 3800
E: Holly.ramsey@interelgroup.com