West Brom MP Wants Ban On Gambling Ads

20 September 2018, 11:37 | Updated: 20 September 2018, 11:39

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Labour MP Tom Watts said they would ban gambling adverts during live sport-if they were in power.

He also said the party would stop people using credit cards to pay for bets and introduce a levy on gambling operators to help pay for treatment.

ut the Conservatives criticised Labour for "liberalising the gambling market when it was in power".

A report commissioned by Labour found there are 430,000 identified gambling addicts in the UK, 25,000 of which are 16 or under.

Mr Watson said his party would introduce a "whistle-to-whistle" ban on gambling adverts being shown during a specified time before, during and after a live sporting event. 

He said experts who specialise in dealing with gambling addiction said those types of adverts caused a "particular problem".

The government says it's already taking measures.