Paddy Power criticised for targeting UK immigrant areas

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Listed betting operator Paddy Power, has been criticised by UK MPs and anti-gambling campaigner, after research from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFFG) showed that 61% of Paddy Power’s 327 UK betting shops were located in high density immigrant areas such as Newham and Brent in London.

Anti-gambling campaigners have criticised the bookmaker of deliberately targeting immigrant areas knowing that they are at greater risk of problem gambling, as cultural differences mean that certain ethnic groups including Muslims, Chinese and Indians are less likely to seek professional help regarding problem gambling.

Read the full article in SBC News online.

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