BBPA calls for protection to AWPs in wake of government FOBT cutback Michael Lawson, SBC News · January 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to the government’s consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility proposals, and has called on protection for Category C amusement with prize (AWP) machines, so that they continue to form a vital revenue stream for Britain’s pubs. In a detailed response, the BBPA calls for the government to allow a modest rise in stakes and prizes for these machines. It is also calling for an urgent consultation on the Category C technical standards to ensure the pub amusement machine can survive into the future. The BBPA argues that its outlined suggestions will keep pub amusement machines attractive without impacting on social responsibility or problem gambling. It was also claimed that the recent research does not identify AWP machines in respect of problem gambling.