Gambling advertising

If I were elected to office …

I’d do something about the infestation of gambling advertising in sport. When I was a kid it was cigarette advertising in sport that was prolific. Governments wisely banned that. Then cigarette advertising was promptly replaced with alcohol advertising. While that hasn’t been banned, it seems that gambling advertising is the new scourge of sport, infesting club sponsorships, team uniforms, stadium advertising, TV and radio broadcasts.

If banning cigarette advertising in sport was a good idea because of the addictive nature of cigarettes and the social and physical harm it does, it makes equal sense to ban gambling advertising. Vote 1. Me.

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