Problem gamblers who have supported the anti-betting shop Parliamentary Group for the last two years are not surprisingly, feeling somewhat aggrieved at the moment
Born in the 1970’s mining town made famous by George Orwell’s “Road to Wigan Pier”, Adrian Parkinson is the proud son of three generations of Wigan miners and luckily, the first of his generation not to go down the mines.
Instead, at the age of 18 after studying A level Politics, History and Media he took a part time job at a bookmakers. Shunning University he went on to work for the state owned bookmaker The Horse Race Totalisator Board – more commonly known as the Tote.
That path led him to a near 20 year association with Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) – their rise and their now imminent fall.
I continue to read with interest the musings of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG) on Politics Home. Having worked for the CFG between 2012 and 2017, to see Derek Webb and […]
By Radomir Tylecote The Government’s recent imposition of £2 stake limits on gambling machines reminded me of the strange experience of working with the sector — and what happens when we actually […]
How does a Bishop qualify himself to make a statement that it only takes “8 weeks” to reduce the stakes on #FOBTs
Money laundering in casinos again…
Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
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The Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG) popped up again this week after a lengthy silence, bemoaning that FOBT stakes haven’t yet been cut – less than a month after the decision […]