Curse of the gambling ads that sell one thing – misery

Curse of the gambling ads that sell one thing – misery


‘I was sat on the sofa watching the Manchester derby on Sky Sports 1 last weekend and – what? Everyone says ‘sat’ now. Even Nick Clegg just said ‘do you want Alex Salmond sat at the Cabinet table?’
I was sat on the sofa but my eye was off the ball and glued to the names on the hoardings and the names of the companies advertising in the breaks, and they were ALL for gambling and betting: bwin. bet365. William Hill. Paddy Power. betfair. betUK. BetFred. BetVictor.
I don’t think there was even a wholesome KFC ad to break the terrifying dominance of gambling, which was deregulated by Labour and is now recognised by the American Psychiatric Association as being as addictive as drugs and alcohol.’
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