CFG, the safer gambling lobbying organization funded by Derek Webb and The Campaign for Fairer Gambling has relaunched with a brand new goal. CFG announced that it would support a greater protection for consumers and a reduction in gambling harm in the United States regulated gambling markets.
CFG released a statement explaining that it will maintain a non-partisan position in regards to the expansion of gambling markets in the country. It said it would challenge any financial representations that may falsely claim the benefits of gambling expansion.
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling is a bipartisan initiative that will advance both consumer protection as well as harm reduction in gambling. It will remain neutral on gambling expansion while being critical of any false representations by financially-motivated promoters of gambling,”
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling released a statement.
CFG will encourage the raising of standards in gambling across states. It will also promote federal supervision for certain aspects of gambling. This unique approach, according to the organization will “encourage states to improve their standards, in order to reduce federal oversight.”
Advocating for Safe and Responsible Gambling Entertainment
CFG stated that it aims to make the market secure, safe and enjoyable for consumers. The organization also wants to ensure that the sports betting and iGaming market meets the interests of operators.
” In the US, we will use best practices and lessons from other markets to balance consumer and commercial interest in state and federal gambling policies,“.
added The Campaign for Fairer Gambling
CFG’s new chapter in the US is a continuation of its success in the UK. The Campaign was created as a reaction to the once popular and illegal Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. In the UK, FOBTs were popular in the past. Despite being unregulated they attracted many gamblers.
CFG , in its efforts to protect customers, supported a limit on the stakes for FOBTs. This resulted in a decrease in revenue. CFG also cites National Gambling Treatment Service data to show that these efforts led to a decline in FOBT popularity, which, in turn, reduced gambling harm.