Radical new curbs on gambling advertising mooted

Posted on March 4, 2014 by admin
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Ministers are in “the same kind of space” on gambling advertising as they were on whether to control adverts for smoking 10 years ago, a source close to Maria Miller, the media secretary, has said.

The comments suggest the government could be prepared to consider radical restrictions on gambling adverts, not just on television, since adverts for smoking were phased out from 2002 onwards and are now virtually illegal.

It comes after Miller ordered a review into whether regulation of gambling advertisements, after saying she was uneasy about the high levels of betting commercials on television in particular.

Read the full article in The Guardian online.