In Parliament: Fixed Odd Betting Terminals

In the House of Commons today, Tracey raised with Ministers from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport her concerns over Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), highlighting the impact they have both in and around her constituency:

Tracey Crouch MP:  The Minister will be aware that the Kent Messenger recently reported that gamblers across Kent and Medway lost £33 million on FOBTs, including £1.6 million in my constituency and £1.9 million in her own constituency. Does she agree, therefore, that we need to look properly at the devastating impact that these high-risk, high-stake machines are having on our constituents?

Helen Grant MP: I remember reading that article in the Kent Messenger. I would emphasise to my hon. Friend that there is certainly no green light for FOBTs; we will be reviewing their existence and functioning very carefully.

This is an issue that Tracey has raised previously with Ministers and will continue to do so on behalf of her constituents. For further information on FOBTs, please visit: