Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sports events

A group of the United Kingdom’s biggest bookmakers have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” TV advertising ban during live broadcasts of sporting events.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) - which includes Bet365, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power among its members - has struck a deal for the ban, the BBC reports, due to concerns over the amount of betting adverts on television.
A study published in August 2017 by the Gambling Commission revealed that 430,000 people in Britain can be described as “problem gamblers” and there are also concerns that the TV adverts have helped to fuel... read more

 
6 December 2018 in Business, Views: 72
Source: The Week
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