Analysis: Whose responsibility is it to stem the flow of gambling ads?

After the CEOs of William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair went public with their concerns over the sheer volume of pre-watershed gambling advertising in the UK, whose responsibility is it to allay these fears – the operators, the UK government or the regulator?

An article published by Guardian reporter Rob Davies in August has re-opened a Pandora’s Box of discussion in the UK’s gambling industry, this time looking at the amount of gambling advertising screened before 9pm and how under-18 are often exposed to this type of marketing. This topic reached fever pitch after the World Cup, where research by The…

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