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Gambling ban in football

Gambling firms agree 'whistle-to-whistle' television sport advertising ban http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/46453954

What does everyone think of this?

I think it’s a good idea. There is an over saturation of gambling ads during matches. Pretty much every ad before, at half time, and after the match is for a gambling firm.

A side bonus is we won’t have to see or hear Ray, bet in play, Winstone as much.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I think the ban is a good idea, although not sufficient in all honesty.

In Oz these days there has been a push to restrict gambling adverts on tv for a while with limited success. Siren-to-siren was introduced early this year which included 5 mins before and after the game. This is only for games before 8:30 pm so it's anything goes after that time. Supposedly to reduce exposure to children.

In the Rugby League commentary, they even had a member of board of one of the betting companies live on the set giving odds and betting options with the main commentary team. Thankfully he's gone, but they still manage to cross over to some guy giving odds live in the broadcast, not just an advert.

Poker machines are the worst though. A most soul-destroying invention. An Oz band released a song about them in 2000. Pretty tragic but great song.


posted 1 week, 2 days ago

My first job was as a trainee manager for Mecca bookmakers. Back then there were lots of restrictions. No advertising, restricted opening hours, no refreshments in the shops, no tv in the shops. And of course no internet - limited phone betting. Even so I saw lots of guys who were compulsive gamblers. You'd see them come in on payday and lose the whole lot in a couple of hours. Used to wonder if they had a wife or kids depending on that wage. I got out of it, but I tell you what, I never saw a rich punter or a poor bookie.

comment by LEE1PEN (U6707)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by The Welsh Xavi (U15412)
posted 4 hours, 54 minutes ago
True, but I guess the difference is you rarely hear of people sinking £1000+ into Panini stickers
You should see how much people spend on Pokemon cards, Magic cards and the rest. It adds up over a year.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I bet it wont work

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

Double or nothing!

comment by Elvis (U7425)

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

I'll raise you twenty.

*stogy hanging out of corner of mouth

comment by Tyke (U9181)

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Gambling has feck all to do with sport, it's just about taking money off people with no brains. Fair enough! I hear you cry,but it's bloody irritating for the rest of us! Ban it all I say.

comment by SB&S (U17757)

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

This is the betting firms hedging against government regulations. Should ban all advertising, its toxic for so many. If you need confirmation look at the ceo of one gambling outfit was paid almost £300m this year. Gross.

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Gambling addiction is a mental illness and therefore having such a saturation of TV campaigns targeting the most vulnerable is appalling.

Secondly, the message of these adverts is that gambling is cool and fashionable and they are clearly made to act as a recruitment drive targeted at young single men.

This bollux phrase "when the fun stops stop" is such a cop out.

Gambling adverts disclaimers should be as hard hitting as they are with cigarettes. Firm should declare audited win/lose percentages of their customers and they should also declare that they have a policy of restricting or closing down winning accounts.

The industry if a feckin disgrace to be honest

posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Gambling firms agree 'whistle-to-whistle' television sport advertising ban http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/46453954

What does everyone think of this?

Bet you any money it doesn’t work.

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