Saturday, January 29, 2022

Tag: John Whittingdale

Bookies brace for “radical” FOBTs cut in April

Betting Business - Bookies FOBTs April
Britain’s bookmakers have been warned that a “significant change” to FOBTs stakes is in the wings, perhaps as soon as Easter. The question now rests on how low ministers are willing to go.   Bookmakers should brace themselves for “significant change”, says former culture secretary John Whittingdale, who expects the government to take “radical measures” on FOBTs this April. Speaking at the...

Association of British Bookmakers slams rising media rights costs

Betting Business ABB Media Rights
In an exclusive interview with Betting Business, ABB CEO Malcom George spoke out against the wave of expenses that are hitting the independents hardest of all.   The CEO of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has renewed calls for an “equitable deal” with horseracing and sporting associations, citing the threat of closure to smaller betting shops if the two parties...