Tag Archives: Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan orders TfL to ban gambling adverts 

Transport for London (TfL) has been instructed to end all gambling advertisements displayed across the capital’s transport networks.  The order is reported to come from the office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who had vowed to end gambling advertisements on London transport as a re-election pledge. The Evening Standard reports that Khan had been reminded of his pledge by Green …

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UKGC identifies advertising as a motivator for a third of British gamblers

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the results of a recent survey, finding that 34% of British bettors admitted to being influenced by advertising. Completed by 6,258 people in March, June, September and December 2020 – including 4,566 who claimed to have gambled in the past 12 months – the survey found that following general advertising, free bet offers …

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Sadiq Khan pledges to ban London Underground gambling ads

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has incorporated a pledge to ban gambling advertising on the London Underground into his manifesto ahead of the upcoming mayoral elections. The Labour Party politician previously banned advertisements of junk food on the city’s underground rail service in 2018. He now plans to extend this advertisement ban to betting marketing if re-elected on 6 May. …

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London casinos warn against blanket 10pm curfew

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed that London casinos are prepared to close their bar premises in order to avoid a curfew being imposed on the capital’s entertainment venues. The BGC’s statement comes as the government reviews further lockdown measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the UK enters its autumn months. Latest news reports suggest …

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London Greyhound racing faces extinction as Sadiq Khan backs AFC Wimbledon plans

Greyhound racing in London faces extinction, following the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to allow the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium to be the site for AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium. The London Mayor has granted Merton Council the right to hold the final decision regarding the tracks future, offering no hope for greyhound racing survival in London. Merton Council officials have …

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