Campaigners say UK gambling regulator figures belie industry ‘predictions of doom’

Punters lost £700m less on gambling machines in the year after fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) were reined in but industry predictions of mass job losses if ministers went ahead with the policy have not materialised.

As the gambling regulator released fresh data charting the impact of curbs on the roulette machines, campaigners said the figures showed that ministers poised to launch a wide-ranging review of gambling laws should beware industry forecasts.

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