Fixed odds betting terminals

Fixed odds betting terminals are electronic gambling machines that play a variety of games. Each machine accepts bets for amounts up to a pre-set maximum and pays out according at fixed odds on a simulated outcome of the game. The games offered are varied single player versions of a range of gambling games including roulette.

Fixed odds betting terminals are increasingly common in bookmakers but the amounts betted, maximum payouts and the number of machines allowed are subject to regulation.

They bring betting shops' offerings closer to that of the bottom end casinos. Casinos still have much bigger potential payouts and some marketing advantages.