The Fiver | Bad news for Ray Winstone’s massive disembodied head

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In good news for those of us who prefer to watch football without being being urged to “‘ave a bang on that” by some growling cockney before, during and after every match, online bookies have agreed to a voluntary, self-imposed ban on advertising during all live sports except horse-racing in an effort to address concerns about their influence on children. Specifically those thousands of children who have developed gambling addictions despite not being legally old enough to place bets; addictions that were almost certainly fostered through the relentless exposure of these children to the adverts venal bookies have finally been shamed into admitting are not suitable for children.

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via Football | The Guardian