FOBTs Inquiry

The recently formed Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All Party Group will undertake an inquiry on “Fixed Odds Betting Terminals – Assessing the Impact”.

In a series of hearings, the inquiry will be taking oral evidence from the range of stakeholders in the FOBT debate from gambling addiction experts and FOBT users, to regulators, bookmaker Chief Executives and their representatives.

The inquiry would also welcome written submissions from interested parties by 31 July 2016. Using this evidence the group will publish a report setting out their findings early in 2017. Further information on the All Party Group can be found at

We are fully aware of the issues surrounding problem gambling and the affect is can have on people’s lives.

The Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) All Party Group will seek to fully assess the impact of FOBTs on our society and economy. It is time for a proper look to be taken at the impact of these machines on all our communities.