Tag Archives: Gambling

Crackdown on Gambling Ads Featuring Sports Stars: New Advertising Rules

As reported in our previous article published in 2019, the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have been focussing for some time on protecting children and young persons through their regulation of gambling advertising. Under the current rules, gambling ads are prohibited only if they appeal ‘particularly’ to under-18s, which CAP considers means if an ad … Continue Reading

Football, gambling and advertising: The opposite of a young man’s game

Gambling and football – two words that go hand-in-hand for a lot of football fans. For many punters, having a flutter on a match-day is an essential part of their footballing experience. Betting companies looking to attract customers spend significant sums on advertising, but it can be difficult to get things right, especially when it … Continue Reading

Joey Barton and betting: what are the rules on betting in English and Scottish football?

It was reported yesterday that Rangers football player Joey Barton has been charged by the Scottish Football Association (the “SFA”) for placing 44 bets on football matches.  It has been alleged that Barton placed the bets between 1 July and 15 September 2016.  He has been given until 12 October 2016 to respond to the … Continue Reading
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