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It’s time for football to kick its relationship with gambling into the long grass

As liberals we often dislike the word ban, but at times bans are needed.  I along with many others in the party feel it’s time that gambling adverts in football were banned.

Football has a gambling problem.  A game shown on TV can reference gambling firms 800 times with stadium advertising, shirt advertising and tv advertising. There is simply no way of escaping gambling related promotions. 

In the UK,  gambling related harm costs the UK economy around £1.7 billion and it is believed that 450,000 people are considered problem gamblers.  The craziest stat in this

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