MPs to tackle bookmakers over case for new ‘minimum bet’ rule in horse racing

• Seminar follows punters’ complaints about being refused larger bets online
• ‘We’ve come up against indifference, even hostility, from bookmakers’

The campaign for a fairer deal for punters from bookmakers will take a significant step forward later this month, when the case for a “minimum bet” rule to prevent some backers being restricted to betting in pennies will be argued in Westminster.

The parliamentary seminar at Portcullis House on 23 January has been organised by Philip Davies MP, co?chair of the All-Party Betting and Gaming Group (APBGG). An invited audience will include senior officials from the Gambling Commission, which regulates and licenses British bookmakers.

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