Gambling Commission Warns It's Watching For FOBT Cheats

The UK Gambling Commission has warned bookmakers it will be keeping an eagle eye out for any operators who attempt to skirt the £2 fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes cut that came into effect from Monday.

In a press release issued on Saturday, the regulator revealed it has written to bookmakers ahead of today's implementation date to "remind them of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected".

Operators have been warned that sneaky attempts to work their way around stake cuts to FOBTs stakes will be met with a dim view. Maximum stakes fell from £100 to £2 as of April 1.

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