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Lords committee recommends ban on gambling sports sponsorship

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace shoots during Premier League match against Burnley (by Hannah McKay/Pool via Getty Images)

A House of Lords committee has today (Thursday) called for a ban on gambling sports sponsorship as part of wide-ranging recommendations to address gambling-related harm.

The House of Lords select committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has said the liberalisation of gambling by the Gambling Act 2005, the universal adoption of smart phones, and the exploitation of “soft-touch regulation” by gambling operators has created a “perfect storm” of addictive 24/7 gambling.

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