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Gambling: Advertising

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL9936, tabled on 4 September 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Australia’s ban of online platforms advertising gambling during live sports events broadcast on the internet between 5am and 8.30pm; and what assessment they have made of the case for implementing a similar ban in the UK.

Answered on

14 September 2018

The Government considered advertising as part of our Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility and published our response on 17 May. The Review looked at the existing protections around gambling advertising across all media and set out a package of initiatives to strengthen them further, including tougher guidance from the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) on protecting vulnerable people and children and young people.

We do not propose to bring forward legislation on gambling advertising but we will keep these issues under review. This will include examining any new evidence emerging from research and from initiatives in other countries.