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The Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL] is a private member’s bill introduced by Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat). The Bill received its first reading in the House of Lords on 3 June 2015 and is due to be read a second time on 11 March 2016. The Bill contains provisions which would reduce the maximum stake for each use of a category B2 gaming machine (often referred to as a ‘fixed odds betting terminal’) from £100 to £2.

This House of Lords Library briefing provides a short background on B2 gaming machines (including recent developments and concerns) and on the potential effect of the legislation.  

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