London Mayor Aims to Shut Down Underground Gambling Ads

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London Mayor is pitching a ban on gambling advertisements within the London Underground as he aims for re-election next month.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said that he's aiming to ban gambling advertisements in the tube, which he considers to be harmful to players. Khan has a history of banning ads in the Underground, as he previously banned junk food advertising.

In a statement regarding the matter Khan wrote: "I've already banned body-shaming advertisements and advertisements for foods high in fat, salt and sugar on the TfL network because of their impact on the health of Londoners.

"Given the devastating way gambling addiction can destroy lives and families, I'll instruct TfL to bring forward plans to extend the ban to harmful gambling advertisements on the network."

The UK has already begun working in a number of restrictions on gambling in the country, as gaming machines have seen the maximum bet per round lowered to just £2.

We'll be following this potential story and will update readers if and when a ban comes into place.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.
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8 April 2021 - 6:14pm

I wonder how big of business advertising for gambling is in the Underground. Maybe I'm just dense, but I didn't recall seeing any when I was there last year.