Footballers and celebrities will no longer be allowed to appear on gambling and betting adverts under new rules introduced by the UK’s advertising regulator.
The changes have been introduced by the Committee of Advertising Practice to protect under-18s and other vulnerable groups.
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26 thoughts on “Footballers and celebs banned from gambling adverts”
Advertising gambling should be banned full stop. Not only because they target specific people, but also because the adverts are annoying af!
This could upset Kugan and Carl Froch
Gambling addiction is only found in the mentally weak. Merson and Shilton, not exactly known for their brains are they?! What a joke.
They absolutely need the same regulations as cigarettes at a minimum.
Would be good not to show gambling and alcohol adverts in the afternoon.
Betting is a scourge on the sport I love.
It's funny I know these football federations know some of referees, players and managers are involved with taking bribes and betting ion their own games right?
Just the way they work with gambling sites so blatantly is very funny.
Scummy betting companies
try stopping diarrhoea with will power, lmao Merse forever the moron
Football has been taken over by vile money hungry individuals.
Good news, no it's not, oiy, GEEZER WANNA BET😭🤬🆘💯🇬🇧🗣️😵🤫🤑💸💪✌️
Paul Merson verbal diarrhea
Go a step further and ban gambling. Nope ..too many tax dollars to be made off the financial naivety of hard working folk.
no one wins at gambling
As if they were not making enough money 🍀
Stay away from gambling. Instead, PM to hear about some amazing investment opportunities that I have on offer!
The only time a football player has influenced my bet is when I do first goalscorer.
Ray winstone plugging mug accumulater bets in a ridiculous geeeezerrrr voice was pathetic
Not only do men seem to have all the dictator roles filled; it appears that they make up all of the gamblers, too. Coincidence?
England should be banned from world cup they have worst fans
Good change 🙂👍
Pls people don't gamble. It will hurt your innocent family.
Its about time. The hypocrisy is rife tho.