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Our campaign has one clear, simple objective:

Remove high stakes, high speed machine gambling from our high streets by reducing the maximum spin from £100 to £2

We aim to gather evidence of the problems and damage FOBTs cause on our high streets; present this evidence and engage with politicians of all political parties to rally support for the removal of FOBTs and their high stake, high speed, electronic casino games from our high streets.

Who are we?

Derek WebbDerek Webb was a successful poker player, businessman and the inventor of Three Card Poker; a game that is played worldwide on casino tables and is an expert in understanding gambling game content and gambler behaviour.Derek and his partner, Hannah O’Donnell, have retired from commercial activity following an asset sale of their gambling games to a US public company. Derek and Hannah provide funding for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling and the Stop the FOBTs Campaign.



Matt Zarb-CousinMatt Zarb-Cousin was a Parliamentary researcher before joining the Campaign for Fairer Gambling. He got addicted to FOBTs aged 16 for a period of four years and lost thousands of pounds in that time. He left the campaign to become the media spokesperson for the Labour leader, but has since returned.


Anonymous testimonial 3, February 2013

“Firstly, thank you for starting this campaign. I am with it 100% and offer my services in any shape or form that can assist. I lived in NZ for a number of years, and have always gambled but never thought I had an addiction. 2 years ago I returned and started playing these machines. It is a similar story as you will hear all the time. It starts with small bets, and eventually 100 pound spins losing thousands. I won't go into it too much, but these machines are terrible and I know and have seen many more people like me that can't walk past a bookies without donating money to the bookies relief appeal. I am now in remission and have counselling. These things very nearly killed me, and I’ve lost most of my family. I am sick to death of bookmakers opening new shops and advertising constantly. This country is turning into 1 big casino. I am happy to provide further info if required. Thank you for taking the time to do this.”

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