Gambling companies that sponsor some of Britain’s biggest football clubs face investigation for promotion cartoon casino games.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is to examine whether cartoon games on gambling websites, such as the Fairytale Legends series and Santa Paws, target children. The Campaign for Fairer Gambling submitted a complaint to the authority last week.
Read the full story in The Times.
The mayor of Newham has echoed prime minister Theresa May’s pledge to slash the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals.
Mrs May announced yesterday the £100 maximum bet offered by the addictive machines “will be cut” after a public consultation, which closed on Tuesday.
Read the full story in the Newham Recorder.
Top stakes on ‘crack cocaine betting machines’ will be cut, says PM but she refuses to say what the new maximum will be
Theresa May has confirmed for the first time that the maximum stake for ‘crack cocaine’ gambling machines will be cut.
There were reports at the weekend that ministers planned to cut the maximum bet on fixed odds betting terminals from £100 down to as low as £2.
Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about the likely next steps on FOBT stake levels following the closure of the government’s consultation.
The Prime Minister has taken delivery of a petition from the east end calling for action on fixed odds gambling machines.
David Linden, Glasgow East SNP MP, handed in the petition to 10 Downing Street with hundreds of names from his constituency demanding the maximum stake be cut from £100 to £2.
Read the full story in the Glasgow Evening Times.