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118. The Gambling Commission should work with bookmakers to create a protocol to ensure adequate supervision and staffing during opening hours, taking into consideration the size, lay-out and turnover of individual premises. Fixed Odds Betting Terminals FOBTs are electronic machines in betting shops on which customers can play a variety of games, including roulette Each machine accepts bets for amounts up to a pre-set maximum, and pays out according to fixed odds on the simulated outcomes of games.

Changes to the taxation of gambling with the introduction of a gross profits tax regime came into effect in October 2001, and allowed the gambling industry to introduce new, lower margin products, such as roulette, to 119 Ibid. 120 Now the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling.

Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, Advice in relation to the DCMS review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures (31 January 2017): FOBTs. By April 2005, an estimated 20,000 terminals were in use,122 and this had increased to 30,000 by the time the Gambling Act came into force in September 2007.

The latest statistics from the Gambling Commission show that there are 23,441 FOBTs in Great Britain.1

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