Ireland considering ban on gambling advertisements

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One of the Ireland’s political party, the Labour Party is contemplating ban on Gambling advertisements.

The party has proposed the Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021, aiming to prohibit all advertisement relating to gambling. However, an exception has been made for the sponsorships.

The party has made this move as it believes that it is necessary to cut the gambling industry off from sports, politics and entertainment.

Labour’s spokesperson on sport, Senator Mark Wall said: “Gambling addiction is a silent scourge across the nation, which is why the Labour Party has published legislation to address this national problem.”

Labour Party leader Alan Kelly added: “During the pandemic, I can guarantee we will see a crisis due to gambling because people are spending so much time isolated, on their own or in family settings. It is so deadly dangerous. It needs to be fully regulated and advertising needs to be dealt with.”

As per CalvinAyre.com’s report, Ó Ríordáin added: “Gambling is an addiction and it should be treated as such. We’re introducing legislation to ban the manipulation carried out by the industry which is one step forward in addressing this issue.”