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Banning ads is not the best way to protect gamblers | Letters

What to do about it given the dependence of broadcasters and sports on gambling advertising revenue? asks Gillian Wilmot. Ban the ads, even pre-watershed, argues Geoff Woodhouse

Many people within the gambling industry would agree with one contention in your editorial (Live gambling ads during sporting events are a sure bet against the vulnerable,9 June): that there is too much advertising of gambling products around live sport.

The more intractable question you don’t address is what to do about it, given the significant dependence that certain national broadcasters and sports have on the revenue derived from gambling advertising, and the …read more