Interel successfully campaigned to see the stake (or the amount you
can bet) reduced on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) from £100 to
There are over 33,000 FOBTs in betting shops. They drive problem gambling and cause widespread social harm. Our objective was simple: Cut the Stake. With formidable opponents, our challenge was far from it.
This lobbying win will end £1,800,000,000 of gambling losses, often from vulnerable people, every year.
Tim Shipman from the Sunday Times tweeted "this is one of the most effective campaigns against a powerful lobbying interest I've ever seen in this country."