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Ennis welcomes ‘whistle-to-whistle’ gambling advert ban

6 December, 2018 - by Sinéad Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has welcomed an agreement between major gambling companies to stop betting advertising during live sports broadcasts.

The South Down MLA said:

“I welcome the deal between gambling companies for a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on gambling advertising during live sports broadcasts. 

“Gambling advertisement plays a massive part in the growing rise of gambling addiction across society.  

“It’s a positive step that major gambling companies understand the dangers that can come from gambling advertisements given that many clubs are sponsored by gambling companies. 

“Sinn Féin have called for stricter legislation and regulations on all forms of gambling and gambling advertising. Addiction and it’s damaging impacts can affect everyone.”

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