Comment on new Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising

Responding to the new Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising, Senet Group Independent Standards Commissioner, Wanda Goldwag, said:

 

“We welcome the tightening of the Code, which should contribute to reducing potential gambling-related harm. In particular, the requirement that free-bet incentives to new customers be prohibited on TV before 9pm is an excellent move to reduce the exposure of children and young people to such incitements and is consistent with the rule that our members have voluntarily had in place since October 2014.”

“We look forward to working with operators from all parts of the gambling sector on further measures we are developing to reduce potential gambling harm. Self-regulation can introduce changes quickly to ensure best practice across the industry.”