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Labour: Scrap betting ads on football kits

Labour says it would ban gambling firms from advertising on football shirts if it came to power.

The party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said football had to “play its part in tackling Britain’s hidden epidemic of gambling addiction.”

Read the full story on the BBC News.


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I was addicted to gambling machines at 16, and despite clear evidence the industry refuses to accept that there’s a problem

A report by the Gambling Commission published this week showed an increase from 280,000 problem gamblers in 2012, to 430,000 in 2015. Despite this, the Gambling Commission and the Association of British Bookmakers describer problem gambling rates as “stable”. But such an increase should alarm policy makers, and the findings are timely as we approach the Government’s gambling review in October.

Read the full story in The Independent.


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