WILLIAM Hill reported that its annual profits had crashed by 91 per cent due to the pandemic (The Yorkshire Post, March 5).
Now this may have dismayed the gambling company, but in my view it is something to rejoice if it means that some people come to realise that they do not need to gamble, especially bearing in mind the risks that are so obviously involved.
I just hope that the current gambling review will decide that gambling adverts and sponsorships in all formats should be banned. The current growth of gambling is nothing to be proud of – quite the opposite in fact.
Indeed the prevalence of gambling adverts is mind blowing, and something that should be a huge concern.
Even bingo adverts should, I feel, be banned as they are no doubt just trying to reel clients in so that they can be offered more serious gambling later.
At the moment it is all made too easy and enticing, especially to the young.
It is time to call a halt.
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