Advertising Standards Authority — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 29th June 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes Conservative 3:00 pm, 29th June 2015

I wonder whether my noble friend would agree—and certainly the noble Lord who is in charge—that gambling is still a big problem. As someone who could easily be on the verge of becoming a compulsive gambler in the middle of the tennis season, I point out that there is an advertisement that says, “If you know whether the person who won the first set is going to win the match, press the button. It’s a free vote and we will pay you if you win”. I can only confess that my finger is starting to itch when they do that. Other people must be in the same position; they must go the whole hog and stay there, losing more money than they possibly can afford. Please would they pay special attention to the gambling advertisements?