"Anything over £10 and you start to lose gameplay".
I think that is what is missing from fruit machines now, £70 & £100 machines are so mind numbingly boring there really is no need to play them. I think we all agree that the best period of fruit machines was when the jackpots were less than £8 or so. With regards to the title of the thread, yes, I think they are a dying breed because who can afford to pop in £20 to see if a feature board will offer something.
If you do have a couple of quid in change, that does not go far nowadays.
I do miss the good old days when you could be out all day with a score!
"Labour has accused the government of being “fundamentally weak” after ministers bowed to pressure from bookmakers and agreed to a two-year delay before slashing the maximum stake on controversial FOBT's"
It was a Labour policy that bought them in the first place but the Guardian seem to have forgotten about that. I agree with nails in that it will drive people elsewhere to gamble so we get even less tax revenues than we would have. I feel that we are cow-towing to whoever can shout the loudest. I know the dangers of gambling and how addictive it can be but what about the free will of people to make their own minds?
I, as many on here love to have a flutter, I don't want to be told how to gamble, how much to spend etc...so why should everyone else suffer? I know of the dangers, believe me, I know of people who have lost six figures.
Remember that the people in charge have to try and keep everyone happy which is not possible so that is why they only tend to look after the hand that feeds them, i.e. big businesses.