Fixed Odds Betting Scam! Are These Machines As Addictive as Cocaine?

Panorama looks at the problem with fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) but who can help? #StopGambling #QuitGambling #BeAddictionFree #AllenCarr

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Fixed Odds Betting Scam! Are These Machines As Addictive as Cocaine!

In the UK tonight the BBC’s flagship investigative programme, Panorama, examines the effect of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. The machines have been described as being “as addictive as cocaine” and tonight’s programme follows Wendy Bendel – whose partner killed himself after struggling with a 20-year gambling addiction.

What are fixed odds betting terminals? (FOBTs)

They’re high-stakes, high-frequency fixed-odds betting machines that are found in bookmakers across the UK. The machines offer gamblers a choice of games, and combine potentially high stakes with the chance of a win every 20 seconds.

Wendy Blendel’s partner singled out the machines in a letter he wrote to her before he died.

Is there help for people suffering from gambling addiction?

Allen Carr’s revolutionary method has now been applied to the problem of gambling addiction and allows addicts to take back control of their lives.

Most gamblers are convinced that it’s almost impossible to stop gambling and free themselves from debt; they also feel unable to solve the widespread problems gambling causes. The wonderful news is that Allen Carr’s Easyway method shows you how to stop immediately, painlessly and permanently.

The method understands gamblers and how they think and, without being judgemental or patronising, takes them step-by-step through the process of how to free themselves of gambling addiction. It demonstrates how gamblers fall into the trap of gambling, the psychology behind being addicted to risk and how to quit gambling once and for all.

An on demand programme is coming soon – but in the meantime – Allen Carr’s “Stop Gambling Now” book is available to anyone who needs help.

What are former gamblers saying about the method?

Here are just a small selection of the comments and praise the method has received from former gamblers who have been freed from their addiction by Allen Carr’s Easyway:

“This is wonderful… helpful… really works! It removes the conflict within so that you are no longer tempted to gamble – ever again! Get it and turn your life around instantly today…I know I will never gamble ever again already!”

“I wanted to reduce the amount of money I spent on slots/FOTBs so i gave this a try. And to be honest I have broken a very bad habit, and gave me some very interesting things to think about my gambling…The nice thing about it is that it does not ask you to write down anything or make you do tasks. It just wants [you] to be honest with yourself and take in a realistic prospective about gambling…. made me look at gambling in a whole new way.”

“Brought this for my friend who was having a hard time with gambling. He was on the edge of losing his family it was that serious. His last trip to the bookies was three days before I got him the book and he lost another £2000…. He is now a non gambler and he is so happy.”

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