UK Gambling Commission Censures "Red or Black"

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Simon Cowell's UK game show "Red or Black" has been censured by the UK Gambling Commission for glamorizing gambling.

ITV, the company that produces and airs the show met with representatives from the commission last week to discuss concerns over the show's format. Among the concerns are that the show makes gambling look too easy. Reportedly the commission has requested that contestants on the show demonstrate some degree of skill to win the cash in future shows.

So far Red or Black has been somewhat of a disappointment for ITV, as the show has given lower ratings than expected.