perhaps they ought to be treating Betting advertising in the same way that they have with smoking and, to a lesser extent, drinking.
They wont tho.
Interesting point. It's gone completely the other way. Years ago I worked in betting shops, and they were compelled by law to be utterly cheerless. TV wasn't allowed, all you had was the Extel "blower" which transmitted audio commentary and betting shows from the courses. I remember we weren't even allowed to display posters for local events - by law! Just the Sporting Life pinned on the walls. Now they've got coffee machines, TV coverage of all events and god knows what else, making it quite the little home from home.