Eurosport fined €800,000 for broadcasting gambling ads in Finland

National Police Board also bans TV network from showing commercials promoting gambling services for three months

Finland’s National Police Board has handed down a €800,000 (£678,000) fine to pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport for screening gambling adverts on its main channel, Eurosport 1. The action was taken due to Eurosport, which is a subsidiary of Discovery, “regularly” and “extensively” running gambling adverts during commercial breaks “for several years”. Despite a “number of…

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