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Advertising Association Issues Statement on Gambling Ads

16/06/2020
Associations, Award Shows and Festivals
London, UK
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The statement comes from Stephen Woodford, chief executive at Advertising Association

Following the publication of a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on gambling-related harm calling for a ban on gambling advertising, the Advertising Association has issued the following statement:

"Now more than ever, it is essential that all parts of the advertising industry fulfil their responsibilities to the highest standards to the UK, both economically and socially. We ask all gambling operators and their agencies to continue to adhere to the strict standards set by the ASA and the Gambling Commission."

"These rules clearly require gambling operators to be socially responsible and to protect the vulnerable, as well as under 18s. The codes are under regular and rigorous review in line with the evidence. As new evidence emerges, the ASA and Gambling Commission consider this and amend the rules if they believe the evidence supports change. At this time, we believe a total ban is not necessary – such an action has wide implications, particularly for the support of sports across media channels, something enjoyed by millions of people right across the UK."


- Stephen Woodford, chief executive, Advertising Association

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