Apr 3, 2019 -- 4:41AM, Trident wrote:
Im placing a wager that FOBT wont be in any shops (if any left) by the end of 2020. Thats my prediction... We dont need them simple.
If the bookies don't abide by the guidelines of a 2 maximum spin they will be forced to do it through law and risk a heavy fine for not doing so. It was a bit naive of them to believe they could swap one type of machine for another at the same time ignoring the reason why restrictions were imposed in the first place. The Paddy power bod who advocated for such intervention has overseen the removal of one evil and the installation of one just as bad. How Betfred can install a 500 quid maximum bet machine the day after legislation is madness. Did he/they believe it was acceptable, completely ignoring the documented damage they cause. Sheer greed in the first place has put them in a bad place opening shop after shop on the back of casino style gambling.
Fred knows the generations coming behind us have no patience to stand and watch a 3 mile steeplechase. They want quick hits, minimal fuss, and an adrenaline rush that doesn't involve waiting. The High Street betting shop is done for unless they find a moral way to diversify their business model.
Apr 2, 2019 -- 3:17PM, leif wrote:
Swept them under the carpet I expect.The engineers will be in tomorra speeding the spin cycles up. Get those buggers filling the slots up quickly ffs. They'll be asking for more than the four machines limit next.
Instant Results on Roulette Games Now Available at Ladbrokes to Bypass FOBT Maximum Stake Restrictions
UK gamblers who play popular roulette-style games available at local brick-and-mortar betting shops are now able to get an instant result by choosing a so-called “turbo” option.
Despite the calls of anti-gambling campaigners that such an option can seriously hurt more vulnerable players, the British high-street giant Ladbrokes has even reduced the length of time it takes for the electronic ball to stop moving by half, from 14 to 7 seconds only.
...On its turn, Ladbrokes has explained that its roulette games were changed in order to meet the new requirements under the UK Government’s crackdown – a maximum betting stake of £2, as well as a minimum spin speed of 2.5 seconds.
Legislators to increase spin time?