Wednesday 19 December 2018

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The complete Amusement Show
16-18 January 2018
ExCeL London Exhibition Centre
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Further Evidence for a £2 stake on FOBTs:
"To aid the DCMS in its review on FOBTs, bacta commissioned the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) to independently produce economic modeling on the impact of a range of maximum stakes, including £2. The model concluded that at industry losses from a £2 stake could be as little as a £335m reduction in annual Gross Gambling Yield to high street betting shops, 47% lower than suggested by the initial draft impact assessment estimate of £639m, produced by Government.

"A £2 stake is the sole option to effectively safeguard consumers from harm. We hope that the robust modeling, provided by the CEBR, will help the Government in this vital decision. It is clear that the economic impact will be slight and so we urge the DCMS to bring this dangerous anomaly into line."

The full CEBR report is available on request.

The accompanying press release can be read here.

In response to the DCMS review on FOBTs:
"Today's announcement is a step in the right direction on FOBTs, and a welcome acknowledgement by Government of the dangers posed to gamblers by high-stakes FOBTs. We now urge Government to move to decisive action and making high-stakes gambling on every high street a thing of the past.

"We do however urge Government to cast aside the notion of a £50 stake as it will have little to no impact. It is only through a truly substantial reduction that we can effectively protect consumers from the risk of gambling harm. Stronger regulation has long been needed in this area: we are pleased to see it is now on the table, but to be worth anything the good intentions must now be followed through."

Click here to read the full release from the DCMS


Empowering the UK's amusement machine industry
As the principal trade association for the amusement and gaming machine industry in the UK, bacta members are in the business of providing fun and entertainment to their many customers up and down the country.

Whether through pubs, or clubs, the traditional and well-loved seaside Family Entertainment Centres, or the over 18s Adult Gaming Centres, bacta members manufacture, supply and operate the myriad of amusement machines that many people still see as an essential part of their holiday and leisure activity.

Encompassing high-tech and creative manufacturers, machine suppliers for pubs and clubs, as well as operators of AGCs and FECs, bacta members include the whole of the amusement machine supply chain in the UK.

bacta currently represent the interests of more than 500 companies and 1,000 individuals, which between them have a collective turn-over of almost £1bn.

Research results into the effects of B2 stake reduction
Report on results of research into the likely effects of substantially reducing the maximum permitted stake of £.100 per 20-second spin on category B2 electronic gambling machines in UK betting shops.

Click here to download a PDF of the report