The amount of money lost on FOBTs since 2016 is staggering and further highlights why the maximum unit stake on these machines must be lowered to £2 as soon as possible.
The intervention of HM Treasury in delaying the stake reduction is deeply disappointing and frustrating. It’s time they ditched their blocking tactics and allow the policy decision to be implemented.
I was delighted to be re-elected as vice-chair of the All-party parliamentary group (APPG) and I will continue to campaign for further action to address gambling related harm. I hope to secure a debate on the subject in the near future.