Is the UK gambling problem a geographical one?
It is acknowledged that there is a UK gambling problem but is it a geographical one? The UK Gambling Commission compile and publish all manner of gambling statistics but does that help?
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) produced a report which dammed the use of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT’s) in betting shops.
The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) complained about the report and since then there has been much debate throughout. The ABB complained that the report was funded by the commercial rivals of the bookmakers, i.e. the the casino, arcade and pub industries. Was there a flaw in the way the APPG was set up in the first place?