Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs)

Example Email Correspondence

Dear Giles Watling, 

I’ve read in the news that the government is considering implementing the crackdown on fixed odd betting terminals (FOBTs) in 2020, as opposed to 2019. I believe this is unacceptable. 

These addictive gambling machines can do huge harm. It doesn’t make sense for the government to push back this crackdown whilst more lives are ruined. 

Please will you speak to the Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of the Budget and ask him to make sure the £2 maximum bet comes into force in 2019. 2020 is too late. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 


My Reply

Thank you for contacting me about the timetable for the implementation of the £2 maximum stake for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).

Ministers have now decided to bring in this change earlier than planned, which you can read about here.