“The gambling industry has a duty to do all it can to make sure gamblers are properly aware of the dangers of problem gambling and the health risks as well.”
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has condemned the “fraction” spent by the industry on helping customers and their families deal with the direct consequences of addiction compared with the amount spent on advertising and marketing.
Gambling has long ruined the lives of people who get hooked on its adrenalin rush – but online betting and games are becoming a dangerous new problem.
Chappell said the regulator wouldn’t be “inclined to prosecute [Bet365] first go,” but if Bet365 persisted in offering non-sanctioned markets, steps would be taken “to revoke their authorization.” The volleyball markets, which have since been scrubbed from Bet365’s site, included live bet options such as second-set winner and which teams would win 10- and 15-point races. South Australia recently declared all promotion of live odds would be illegal effective Aug