Patterns of Play: Analysis of Data from Machines in Bookmakers

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This report is part of a series commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (UK) to gain an understanding of gaming machines (also known as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals or FOBTs) in Licensed Betting Offices.  The research program as a whole seeks to explore the extent to which industry data generated by machines in bookmakers can be used to identify harmful patterns of play.  This research aimed to document patterns of betting on gambling machines.  Data from the five main bookmakers in Great Britain was used for the study and analysed for the period September 2013 to June 2014.