FOBT

The Conservative UK government of Boris Johnson was always going to address this issue. They’ll get lots of good headlines out of it for combatting the scourge of gambling. Tabloid newspapers in the UK love that sort of thing. Unfortunately, the industry itself isn’t so happy. They think the gambling act review could pose an existential threat to the business for sites like Bet365. However, having taken advantage of UK gambling laws for so long, they can’t say so. ... read more

The times, we’re often reminded, change and we should, therefore, do the same, however it would appear there are some high street bookmakers that prefer to whine bitterly at having been left behind by the arrival of the internet age and the dominance of Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, issuing dire threats and announcing profit warnings. Has the backlash against FOBT machines doomed the high street bookmaker’s shop to inevitable extinction? And should we really care? ... read more