Decision details

Notice of Motion - Online Betting Advertisements

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered the following Notice of Motion, which had been moved by Cllr A Arnold and seconded by Cllr L Wardlaw at the Council meeting on 21 February 2019 and referred to Cabinet for consideration:


“The gambling industry has confirmed plans to press ahead with a voluntary ban on betting adverts during sport programmes from next summer, amid mounting pressure to protect children from excessive exposure to gambling. Sport programs only does not go far enough. We would like to see a total ban on all online gambling pre watershed and the notice of motion is to lobby the government to adopt this as a policy. As it is now possible through phones, tablets and PC s to place bets.”


It was proposed that Motion be amended to add “That the Council writes to the Secretary of State to express our views.”


Since the Notice of Motion new Advertising Standards Agency guidance on protecting children and young people from gambling advertising online had come into effect from 1 April 2019.


Councillor L Wardlaw attended the meeting and spoke in support of the Motion




That Cabinet support the amended Notice of Motion and notes that the new guidance from the Advertising Standards Agency came into effect on 1 April 2019 which restricts the placement and style of online gambling advertising to provide greater protection for children and young peoples.

Publication date: 11/07/2019

Date of decision: 09/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/07/2019

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