Gambling adverts are ‘out of control’ says Ladbrokes boss

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The boss of one of Britain’s biggest bookmakers is set to call for a ban on gambling adverts being shown before the 9pm watershed.

Chief executive of Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC, Kenny Alexander, said the number of ads appearing during football games has got ‘out of hand’ and called for the industry to tighten its gambling regulations. 

‘Most people in the gambling industry think there are far too many ads,’ Alexander said. 

The boss of one of Britain's biggest bookmakers is set to call for a ban on gambling adverts being shown before the 9pm watershed. It comes as pressure grows on the industry and government to change its stance on gambling advertising

The boss of one of Britain's biggest bookmakers is set to call for a ban on gambling adverts being shown before the 9pm watershed. It comes as pressure grows on the industry and government to change its stance on gambling advertising

The boss of one of Britain’s biggest bookmakers is set to call for a ban on gambling adverts being shown before the 9pm watershed. It comes as pressure grows on the industry and government to change its stance on gambling advertising

‘We should make the changes collaboratively with the rest of the industry, which might be difficult, and ultimately it’s up to the government to decide if they want to legislate or not,’ Mr Alexander told City AM.     

Mr Alexander’s calls come amid growing pressure on the industry and government to chance its stance of gambling advertising. 

Horseracing would be excluded from the ban.

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It comes as pressure grows on the industry and government to change its stance on gambling advertising.

Labour has called for a ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on the adverts during televised football matches and say a Jeremy Corbyn-led government would introduce the ban.

Chief executive of Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC, Kenny Alexander, said the number of ads appearing during football games has got 'out of hand' and called for the industry to tighten its gambling regulations

Chief executive of Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC, Kenny Alexander, said the number of ads appearing during football games has got 'out of hand' and called for the industry to tighten its gambling regulations

Chief executive of Ladbrokes and Coral owner GVC, Kenny Alexander, said the number of ads appearing during football games has got ‘out of hand’ and called for the industry to tighten its gambling regulations

A Guardian study revealed recently that during this year’s World Cup, audiences were forced to sit through 90 minutes of gambling adverts during the tournament. 

 Discussing the dangers of exposing gambling to people from an early age, Mr Alexender added:  ‘Particularly around the watershed, the most vulnerable to gambling are the younger generation,’ 

‘Those who can gamble as well as those who can’t at the moment but will be able to in a year or two.’ 

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