Evennett welcomes FOBT decision

Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has strongly backed the Government’s decision to reduce the maximum sake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2. At present, gamblers can bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on the machines.

Mr Evennett, who was a Minister in the Department for Culture Media and Sport in 2016, helped to pave the way for the reduction in the stake. He commented: “reducing the stake to £2 will help protect the vulnerable from harm. It is good news and I warmly welcome this decision, which I have long campaigned for. I appreciate that it will have an impact on the High Street betting industry, but I am sure they will be able to adapt to the changes.”