Former poker pro, gambling entrepreneur and leader of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, Derek Webb, explains why and how he is fighting the proliferation of FOBTs
Derek Webb is seen as the UK gambling industry’s worst enemy. However, he insists he is not anti-gambling, he is for “sensible enforcement of sensible regulations”. It is hard to believe given some of the more hysterical headlines his team has inspired.
At the time of writing, the Daily Mail had just splashed a headline about “the jailbird pornographer behind Britain’s crack cocaine gambling machines”. It was about Playtech founder Teddy Sagi no less.
But Webb is not hysterical. In nearly two hours of conversation he remains calm and analytical - even when provoked.