Gambling: A tale of two families Amol Rajan, BBC · October 11, 2018 at 9:17 pm After a long review, the government announced that the maximum bet at Fixed Odds Betting Terminals would be reduced from £100 to £2. Further work is being undertaken on how to regulate gambling online. As I’ve been reporting, a huge shift in the industry is underway, from High Street bookies, which customers have to visit, to mobile and other online platforms, where the gambling comes to customers around the clock. Under Tom Watson, Labour also moved their position. The party has announced it would introduce a whistle to whistle ban on gambling adverts during live sport, and introduce a levy on big companies, to pay for treatment for addicts.