- House of Commons
- United Kingdom
Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) have increased gambling addiction in the UK, and caused misery to many.
The Irish Government have banned FOBTs - the UK Government should also value its social conscience above the tax benefits it may receive from the huge profits the bookmakers receive from FOBTs (well in excess of £1 billion a year) and ban them from the high street - if not banned completely. Regulated casinos are the only suitable environment for them within the UK.
We, the undersigned, call on the House of Commons to ban Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from high street bookmakers in the UK, following the example of the Irish government in recognising the addictive nature of these machines and the dangers of them being freely accessible in the high street.
The Ban Fixed Odds Betting Terminals from the highstreet petition to House of Commons was written by Neil Davies and is in the category Gaming at GoPetition.