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Advertising regulator unveils tough new standards for gambling ads

Britain’s advertising regulator has unveiled a set of new standards for gambling ads, on the back of a broad government consultation on the health risks associated with the sprawling industry.

The new standards will restrict adverts that create what the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) deem to convey an “inappropriate sense of urgency” – such as those that include phrases like Bet Now! to push offers during live events.

Read the full story in The Independent.


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The £1billion toll of ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines: More than 120,000 users of highly addictive fixed odds terminals could be classed as problem gamblers

More than 120,000 users of ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines could be classed as problem gamblers, a report has found.

The toll is exposed in a report by economists, who conclude that gambling on fixed-odds betting terminals is hitting the poorest parts of the country the hardest.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.


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