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messageBetting and advertising
Posted by TheArtfulDogger October 01, 10:55PM

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I feel that advertising for betting (online and in shops) has normalised it far too much.

It used to be a few people betting in the bookies, a mass wave of hysterical betting around big events (the grand national, the Derby and so on) with football pools being the most normal thing.

But now it seems every advert break on the screen (small and big) contains an advert for bingo, bookies or online casinos.

Is this good for the nation and what sort of message does it send our young? "It's okay not to work as you can win big on x y z " yet at the same time it pushes some people further into poverty (thankfully they have limited the fixed odd betting machines in the bookies)

Each to their own and I like a line on the lottery, that's giving to charity as there is zero chance of winning, but is it maybe time that the adverts are removed to denormalise gambling ? Or is it win win for the government who take a cut of the profits from the companies behind the betting?

messageRe: Betting and advertising
Posted by uncleglen October 03, 03:23PM

We all know who was responsible in their efforts to fleece the working classes etc for tax to fund their harebrained schemes

messageRe: Betting and advertising
Posted by TheArtfulDogger October 04, 02:40PM

Interesting article ug

So labour deregulated the regulations in 2005 and it came into force under Gordon Brown in 2007

Maybe it's time to reverse the decision as the article talks about how many people are problem Gamblers in 2015 400,000 so you can bet 4 years on its going to be higher

Quite scary

Amended to include a link to this report []

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was october 04, 02:46pm by TheArtfulDogger.

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