Gambling Advertising - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:18 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Robathan Lord Robathan Conservative 11:18 am, 25th June 2020

My Lords, I am a gambler, I confess, and I am very much opposed to the nanny state. However, Blair’s Gambling Act has made some people very rich—some disgustingly rich, frankly—at the expense of the vulnerable and of some of the poorest members of our society. Banning television and online advertisements and, indeed, those at football grounds as well, would not be government interference; it would be a necessary step to protect some people who are, frankly, unable to look after themselves. Will my noble friend please look at that very carefully?