Matt Zarb-Cousin, a spokesman for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling but was previously addicted to FOBTs, told the BBC: "It's no exaggeration to call FOBTs the crack cocaine of gambling".
In March, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published recommendations to support the government with its review of FOBTs, including limiting stakes on slot games to £2 and non-slot games to £30. The decision is a victory for campaigners against the excesses of the gambling industry, including a number of Christian groups.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said that it wanted to reduce the potential for large losses on the Category B2 machines. It has just slashed the maximum stake on controversial gambling machines to £2 ($2.7, 2.3 euros) per spin, as it vowed "to protect the most vulnerable in society" from harmful losses.
The opposition Labour Party's deputy leader Tom Watson said on his Facebook page: "This announcement signals the end of the reign of destruction and misery that FOBTs have brought on the lives of gambling addicts and their families and communities for too many years".
In a statement on the United Kingdom government website today, Matt Hancock, secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), commented: " When faced with the choice of halfway measures or doing everything we can to protect vulnerable people, we have chosen to take a stand.
Bookmaker William Hill branded the decision a "tough challenge" and warned it could see around 900 of its betting shops become loss-making, with a "proportion" at risk of closure after the new £2 limit comes into effect.
"We welcome, therefore, the significant intervention by the government today, and believe this is a positive development for the long-term sustainability of the industry".
The Gambling Commission will toughen up protections around online gambling including stronger age verification rules and proposals to require operators to set limits on consumers' spending until affordability checks have been conducted.
- A multimillion-pound advertising campaign promoting responsible gambling.
"It is also welcome to see that Public Health England will be looking into gambling related harm which simply doesn't have the support it now needs".
It pledged to work with the gambling sector to ensure it has sufficient time to introduce the stake reduction and technological changes.
- A review of age limits for National Lottery games at the time of the next licence competition.
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It seems Instagram is ready to embrace the impact of the reduction in usage as soon as such a tool goes live for users. Systrom says Instagram wants the time spent within the app to be "positive and intentional".
In other Cisco Systems news, EVP David Goeckeler sold 20,671 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. This repurchase authorization allows the network equipment provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court website crashed yesterday as well, so the Collegium decision could not be uploaded in the evening. It had then also chose to consider the names of other High Court Judges for elevation as judges of the Supreme Court.
Schumer responded, "low bar" and the lawmakers laughed. 47 of the Senate Republicans voted to keep FCC's decision in place. He said Democrats would try to make it a campaign issue if Republicans will not allow a vote.
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