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mobius
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Thu May 17, 2018 5:09 am

Same idea as RANT CORNER.
Pour out your vitriol in here and the rest of us can a have a nice useful forum.
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Fixed-odds betting stakes 'to be cut to £2'
The government is due to announce its decision on rules governing fixed-odds betting terminals.

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Naffman
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Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 am

Think William Hill will be shipping all the FOBT's to the US as we speak

Great result, wipes out all the gains they got earlier in the week :D

mobius
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Thu May 17, 2018 7:39 am

Think William Hill will be shipping all the FOBT's to the US as we speak

Great result, wipes out all the gains they got earlier in the week :D
Naffman

And Good Morning to you. Nice sunny one here.

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Naffman
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Thu May 17, 2018 7:44 am

Not bad here too hope you're well and got a good nights sleep ;)

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LeTiss
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Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 am

Dan Weston just made a glorious tweet -

Bookmakers have been restricted - the ultimate irony?

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Naffman
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Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 am

That is good :lol:

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BetScalper
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Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 am

While I agree with the limit it will be a shame if 20,000 high street jobs do go.

My hightstreet is baron enough plus the treasury will have to find the short fall in tax receipts.

mobius
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am

They have high st prime site retail outlets that have cash-handling facilities. Banks closing all over the country, post offices ditto. Aging population metrics - another 5-10 years life in 'em (both shops and pensioners). Plus Mothercare(they were in the news this morning - other retailers are available and having a crappy time.) They need imagination.
Agglomerate!
Go in, get your money from the bank(bookie), place a tenner on the fave with your bookie(bookie), buy stamps from your Post(bookie) buy nappies from your Mother(bookie) post nappies with stamps to your grandkids etc. Get coffee from your Costa(bookie) just don't pick that horse ! It's a donkey.
It's called multi-tasking.
Bookies could become respectable.
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As Maggie Thatcher said "I don't see it in my lifetime"
(But she was talking about female prime ministers...........................................)

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wearthefoxhat
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Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am

BetScalper wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 am
While I agree with the limit it will be a shame if 20,000 high street jobs do go.

My hightstreet is baron enough plus the treasury will have to find the short fall in tax receipts.
I'm not totally convinced this is what will happen. No doubt any staff reductions will be tagged to the FOBT decision, most will already be in the pipeline irrespective of a £2 outcome in 2020.

I've lost count of the times I've heard a strong company anounce increased profits ...and then announce a shedding of x000's jobs.

I'd view this as an opportunity for the bookmaking industry. Probably more mergers before 2020. Embrace on-line presence in retail shops, maybe set up trading/internet booths, improve customer service, focus on a more grassroots approach and investment in staff quality.

Some of the shops have a "Gil's bookmaker" (big deal TV series) feel about them even though they have spent money on the refurbushment. (ladbrokes and hills for sure).

rant over....for now

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BetScalper
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:17 am

I was just watching Sky news and apparently the government is also looking at restricting on-line gambling by checking peoples credit file to see if they are in debt and can afford the amounts they are betting.

Not sure who/how these checks would be done. Would it be when you open an account or realtime credit checks before you place a £500 bet or such. It seems there would be cross party agreement so should be some more changes in the pipeline for on-line gaming at least.

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