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Fixed-odds betting overhaul: the bookies most exposed

Fixed-odds betting overhaul: the bookies most exposed

Those betting on the outcome of the UK government’s consultation on fixed-odds betting terminals now have some clarity. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided that the maximum amount that can be bet in each go on the machines should be reduced, with a 12-week consultation into the level of the limit now under way. The reduced maximum stake will fall from £100 to somewhere between £50 and £2, and the Gambling Commission will also consider how better tracking and monitoring of play can help reduce the incidence of problem gambling.

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