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FOBT's cut to £2 max stake

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jezza, May 17, 2018.

  1. Jezza

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  2. ONEDUNME

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    I doubt it mate. I see more mergers and more bans
  3. Jezza

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    Yeah agreed tbh mate. Any1 who bet on Israel now banned. I'll hit them where it hurts with my 50p maximum allowed on Sterling to win the golden boot at the world cup.
  4. Seen

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    Dear off-course bookmakers,

    After reviewing your business activities, we have decided to limit the stakes that you can accept on your FOBT's to £2 per spin. This is a traders decision and cannot be reversed.

    However, you will be allowed to accept stakes of an unlimited size on markets such as horse racing, greyhounds, football etc.

    Yours sincerely,
    The Government
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  5. winrew

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    A mates wife works in a bookies. They have been told NOT involve the police if a customer smashes one of these machines up.
    Labour opened this can of worms up back in the day , strikes me as comical the Conservatives are putting the brakes on it.
    I don't own any trackie bottoms so I have never played them , but I would be pleased if they went all together. Nanny state ? Possibly, any thoughts ?
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  6. Seen

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    It's fucking hilarious. These spineless cowards masquerading as bookmakers have for years been restricting the stakes to pennies of any punter who shows even a modicum of shrewdness (even something as simple as checking Oddschecker to see who is going the biggest price). Now they're getting a taste of their own medicine they're all crying like little bitches :hissyfit

    Playing the guilt card by saying thousands of staff will lose their jobs as shops will have to be shut, what they're not mentioning is the fact that these shops were only opened to get around the '4 FOBT's per shop' rule. Why else would they have 2 or sometimes 3 shops within a couple of minutes walking distance of each other, and why open from 8am to 10pm when there's no racing or football on?

    These FOBT's have nothing whatsoever to do with bookmaking, they're casino machines and that's where they belong.

    William Hill restricted me to pennies last year simply because I won a few hundred quid on the French Election market. What the fuck did that have to do with my betting on horses? Now, after 10 years of being an online customer I cannot have a bet. They can't use the old excuse of me being a filthy arber or an each way thief.

    You don't even have to be a winner - plenty of people have been banned after a handful of losing bets simply because they were bets where they were offering the biggest odds. They just want mug punters and mug punters only. Spineless as fuck.
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  7. Jezza

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    :roll

    It's a fraud isn't it. Fronting a casino on the high street or in poor area's under the guise of a "bookmaker" licence. 84% of Coral's turnover goes through these things (2014 accounts). How is a "bookmaker" licence appropriate for that?
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  8. slick

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    That's all it ever was, intended to catch people after cashing their Giro's and spunking their their money, next step will be 24 hr bookies with free coffee and sarnies to cater for the queue as they take longer to spunk it.
  9. Seen

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    Not to mention the rather obvious opportunities for money laundering.
  10. Jezza

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    Funny how when you want to withdraw £50 from a gambling site they require passport, proof of address, source of wealth declaration including scans of wage slips, copy of wills to prove inherited money and bank statements showing money in for the last 10 years. All notarized by a barrister who has to send it all to the gambling firm along with some body fluid for your DNA sample.

    Yet when a 19 year old knife carrying chav wants to put £10,000 cash though a FOBT betting 36 out of 37 numbers every spin cashing out £9,900 30 minutes later it's no questions asked because he's a "recreational gambler".
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  11. Seen

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  12. Jezza

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    Seen have you got a twitter account? You'd go viral on there mate if you don't have one already. Onedunme you would also. :lol
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  15. ONEDUNME

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    im too retarded to use twitter mate
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    There are a hell of a lot of people on Twitter who don't let something like that put them off :lol
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    I’m well chuffed with this. I had a year out recently and to make a few pennies I took a part time job in a bookies for a few months. These machines, and more pertinently, the people who use these machines, made the job fcukin hell. The old time punters were a joy to serve, but those tits made it hell. And when the bookies talk about security it’s all bollocks. I had a bloke threaten to knife me and I rang security and they said log it as an interaction, in case he does something in the future !!! What ? Like knife a member of staff???? Bunch of cnuts.
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  18. slick

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    Aye, times are a changing Kinky.
    Bookies used to be a nice relaxing place where you could enjoy a fag and a chat while studying form before hitting the pub to watch the racing, now, they're like a meeting place for the local scum, thank fcuk for the Internet otherwise I would have packed in betting years ago.
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  19. Seen

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    I honestly can't remember the last time I set foot in one. I've hated those machines from the start, they have nothing whatsoever to do with bookmaking (which is supposed to be about making a book with an opinion and taking on the punter, something that they seem to have forgotten how to do), they're casino machines and that's where they should be kept.

    Being told that they must reduce max stakes to £2 is hilarious, never before has having the taste of your own medicine been so sweet.

    They ban and restrict arbers as they say punters shouldn't be able to put themselves in a position where they can't lose, yet they have made billions from doing exactly that with these FOBT's.

    Anyone claiming that it's a disaster for horse racing is only looking out for themselves, at the end of the day if racing has become so reliant on these machines then there's something very wrong indeed.
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