The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has declared new measures to further prevent those aged under 18 from seeing digital media advertisements.
Representing the UK regulated betting industry, the standards body announced earlier this month some changes that will be published in the Seventh Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising (IGRG code).
Aside from raising advertising standards [...] Read more » BGC strengthens Advertisement Rules to Further Protect Under 18s
Joined: Dec '14
Age: 40 (M)
Some restrictions or prohibitions are needed always everywhere , but I think nowadays they have gone too far with all these restrictions in betting , not only in the UK , but everywhere . I mean in the end if a child wants to gamble , he will gamble , no matter what measures or steps you take against it . If friends or family teach or encourage them to participate in gambling actions , government cannot stop this . A child can place a bet , then have an older mature friend or relative to play it , or create an account in online betting site with the identity of his mother or father , then play , deposit with his parents' credit card , then withdraw . Who can stop/prevent this ????
Edited by antonis321 (22 September 2023 @ 15:43 GMT)
Joined: Sep '19
Age: 28 (M)
I believe that 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds should not be restricted from advertising gambling games in digital media, there are other industries that are not restricted, I hope this can change in the future.
Joined: Dec '11
Age: 36 (M)
I think it is impossible for minors not to see this type of advertising. It is not the audience it is aimed at, but it inevitably reaches them. This weekend I was watching soccer games, and every 5 minutes there were advertisements for sports betting sites. I don't even say at halftime. Since the pandemic there has been a boom in this