The United Kingdom's Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has found that the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) breached transparency rules when issuing its report calling for a reduction in FOBT stakes.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards concluded that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) acted in breach of the rules governing such groups by failing to keep accurate minutes of meetings where evidence was taken from non-members, and failing to identify those present at the meetings.

The APPG also failed to disclose details of free advice and services which it received from gambling industry stakeholders opposed to FOBTs, and also failed to include a required disclaimer in its reports and press releases making it clear that its report was not an official House of Commons publication.

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