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Online Gambling Lawyer
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Volume: 16 Issue: 11
(November 2017)

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Opinion: Why the letter to industry on advertising to children is regrettable

In late October a large number of UK operators received a letter from the Gambling Commission, the Remote Gambling Association (‘RGA’) and the Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA’)/Committee of Advertising Practice (‘CAP’), asking them to remove from their websites and from third party media immediately any ‘advertisements likely to appeal to people aged 17 or younger’ (the ‘Letter’). The Letter follows press articles in the Sunday Times and later the Daily Mail, which discuss gambling operators allegedly targeting children through their websites. Carl A. Rohsler, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs and member of the Online Gambling Lawyer Editorial Board, explains why in his view the Letter to industry on advertising to children is regrettable.

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