Ireland: Campaign to oppose electronic betting

20 October 2008
DUBLIN, Ireland -- As reported by The Irish Times: "A row over the introduction of electronic gaming machines in betting shops has intensified with the launch of a press campaign against their introduction.

"Prime Table Games, which makes games for casinos, has placed advertisements in national newspapers urging people to sign a petition opposing the introduction of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in betting shops.

"The terminals, which offer electronic versions of games such as roulette and poker, offer incredibly unfair odds compared to the casino games they seek to replicate, the company claims.

"The company is running a similar campaign in the UK to get the terminals out of bookmakers there..."