Tag: Tracey Crouch

UK minister rejects industry’ bosses’ request for ad restrictions

Top executives in the British gambling industry have acknowledged the proliferation of gaming ads on TV and have called on the government intervene with new policy. Bizarrely, however, the only response from government so far has been a string of tweets from culture media and sports minister Tracey Crouch, saying government “need not be involved.” “Surely if William Hill CEO and...

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...

Government announces long-awaited FOBT review

Betting Business Triennial Review B2
The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has taken the first steps in a wide-ranging review of gambling machine stakes and prizes; a review which is expected to place Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) under severe scrutiny.   The UK government has launched an investigation into gaming machines and social responsibility measures, with B2 stakes and prizes expected to be...