Lifestyle Economics

‘Paternalistic’ restrictions won’t address problem gambling

IEA Research featured in the Racing Post

New IEA research by Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon claims that calls from campaigners for measures such as a bans on advertising and VIP schemes, stake limits and slower gameplay would do little to combat problem gambling and would be detrimental to sport.

Snowdon argues that there is no need for more anti-gambling  measures to stop problem gambling. Instead, “regulated online operators use a range of practical harm reduction measures which advance the government’s objectives without infringing the rights of the average punter or handing a competitive advantage to the unregulated sector”.

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