Lifestyle Economics

Calls for tougher restrictions on gambling amount to “neo-prohibition”

Annabel Denham writes for Spiked

Many of the proposals advocated by anti-gambling campaigns for tighter restrictions on online betting amount to “a form of neo-prohibition”, writes Annabel Denham, the IEA’s Director of Communications.

In an article for Spiked, Annabel cites research from a new IEA report showing that the number of gamblers in Britain has not risen in the last decade and that online gambling has risen only because of a broader trend of using online services.

Annabel argues that the government should seek to formalise already existing best practice, rather than introduce the draconian measures as advocated by campaigners.

Read the full article here.

Read the IEA Gambling report here.