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Rossendale and Darwen MP seeks ban on gambling ads

Lancashire Telegraph: Rossendale and Darwen MP seeks ban on gambling ads Rossendale and Darwen MP seeks ban on gambling ads

Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry yesterday introduced his bill to ban gambling adverts before the 9pm watershed at Westminster.

The Tory backbencher has also launched a website — www.backberrysbill.tk — where 1,000 people have sponsored the bill. His ‘10 Minute Rule Bill’ on the Regulation of Gambling Advertising is unlikely to become law but with cross-party support may prompt government action.

Mr Berry said:“Young people today are the first generation to grow up with gambling seen as an acceptable form of entertainment and leisure.

“Constant adverts condition young people into believing gambling is a fun and glamorous activity. Adverts are endorsed by celebrities and we must restrict such adverts to adults who are able to weigh odds and understand the risks. I visited an NHS gambling treatment clinic, where I heard the impact of these adverts on recovering addicts. This is a public lobby asking for change and I hope the government will act.”

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6:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

louderfasterlonger says...

Perhaps Mr Berry could go a little further in banning the highly addictive Roulette machines from Tory Party donating bookies... nah, not while they're contributing to the election campaign.
Perhaps Mr Berry could go a little further in banning the highly addictive Roulette machines from Tory Party donating bookies... nah, not while they're contributing to the election campaign. louderfasterlonger
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12:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Loving lances says...

louderfasterlonger wrote:
Perhaps Mr Berry could go a little further in banning the highly addictive Roulette machines from Tory Party donating bookies... nah, not while they're contributing to the election campaign.
These fixed odds betting machines were approved by the last Labour government. Labour councils can restrict the number of bookies in their area if they are concerned. This is a working class habit. You won't find large numbers of bookies in Alderley Edge or Lytham St Annes.
[quote][p][bold]louderfasterlonger[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Mr Berry could go a little further in banning the highly addictive Roulette machines from Tory Party donating bookies... nah, not while they're contributing to the election campaign.[/p][/quote]These fixed odds betting machines were approved by the last Labour government. Labour councils can restrict the number of bookies in their area if they are concerned. This is a working class habit. You won't find large numbers of bookies in Alderley Edge or Lytham St Annes. Loving lances
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