STOP GAMBLING ADVERTISEMENTS

STOP GAMBLING ADVERTISEMENTS

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Jake Foster started this petition to UK Parliament

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Gambling has been a problem in my past which I still face now, it nearly ruined my life and I'm only 21 I started as soon as I turned 18. Gambling is so highly advertised everywhere, it's on the radio, on TV during the daytime, all over social media and nothing is being done about it. My addiction started off doing small little 1 pound football bets and got as bad as 10 pound slot spins. I got myself in debt by 6 thousand pounds, I was spending full paychecks on these websites hoping I would win big. My goal is to reduce the amount of adverts and stop people falling into their trap.

What needs to be done?

There needs to be a law in place which stops when and where these websites are advertised, everyone is so at risk of being influenced even children and young adults. It can ruin lives, ruin relationships with friends and family, loss of residence and even suicide. This is a mental health issue and is a serious addiction and be just as harmful as Alcohol, Smoking or Drugs.

Sport Betting

Football which is loved around the world by all age ranges is becoming so involved with Gambling and quite frankly is killing Football and other sports you can place bets on, every football match all you see is put a bet on, put a bet on. Vulnerable children are being exposed to this and it ruins the fun of football, the sport is to be enjoyed not be a suspect of increased suicide rates from Sport betting.

Other Information

The Gambling Industry spends over 1.2 Billion pounds on marketing each year, last year they made over 15 Billion pounds. They cause over a Billion pounds worth of damage and only pay £10,000 towards that for the problems they cause. Nevermind the damage they can cause to ones life, something needs to change.

There is no advertising for Gamstop which is a website you enter your details into and it stops you signing up for certain Gambling websites, logging into existing accounts and depositing.

Let's prevent others from being sucked into a seemingly fun past time that could potentially destroy their lives and others around them. 

I would appreciate so much if you could share this around and help me do something about it and save other people being influenced to gamble.

 

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