UK Gambling Group Sets Voluntary TV Sports Ad Ban As Scrutiny Grows

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has confirmed a “whistle to whistle” voluntary ban on television sports-betting advertising before a 9pm watershed, a ban that will include an end to commercials around highlights shows and re-runs.

The voluntary code changes, which take effect next summer, will include live streaming of events to mobile and other devices, the IGRG said today.

Not included are horse and greyhound racing, the group said.

The ban will start five minutes before a sports match begins and end five minutes after it finishes, according to the IGRG.  

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