Latest News

BALPPA Backs FOBT Campaign

Saturday 18th February 2017

The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) has become the latest organisation to back the growing campaign for action on FOBTs.

BALPPA is the Trade Association representing owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos, family entertainment centres (indoor play and soft play centres) and static visitor attractions sector. BALPPA speaks for some 300 members, and ultimately for many millions of customers every year.

BALPPA has joined the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All Party Parliamentary Group, which last month published a report calling for a stake reduction in the maximum amount that can be played on a FOBT to £2. With concern high among politicians, churches, campaign groups and other parts of the gambling and gaming industry, the pressure for Government to take action in the forthcoming Review of Stakes and Prizes is building.

Last week following his question to the Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch,  Alex Cunningham MP said: These machines are sucking money out of the pockets of the families who can least afford them. It is vital that the Minister looks carefully at how they compare to the way other machines are regulated. The regulations applied to FOBTs are totally inadequate and I hope the Minister considers reducing the stake to £2.”

Continue Reading…

About Us

Coin-op Community (UK) is designed to be like a bustling street market. There are items for sale, both new and second-hand. It is a place to find bargains and to browse. But more than that, it is a place to find out the latest news, what people in the business are thinking and what they are doing.

Get our newsletter

Site Search