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The City Council develops a plan to regulate gambling access and advertising. Psychologists warn against seeing “sports betting as just another social entertainment”.
Gone are the days when you had to enter a dingy betting shop to wager a fiver. Now you place a bet with just one tap or swipe on a smartphone.
The resignation of the Sports Minister has caused a controversy over the influence of the betting industry on the government.
Online betting is a sector in constant growth in many European countries. In the UK Premier League, nearly one in two teams have an online betting house on their shirts.
The growth of football betting among youth is alarming. Psychologist José María Carayol: “Bets become an emotional analgesic”.
Nine top clubs in England are sponsored by gambling companies.
At least 5% of men between 18 and 24 years old have some form of gambling addiction. “Technology makes gambling easier”, Christian expert says.
Christian Action Research & Education (CARE) is seeking to impose similar restrictions on the porn industry as are imposed on the gambling industry .
France and the Czech Republic stand out as countries where extramarital affairs, abortion and homosexuality are largely accepted.