First it was outrage as super casino's were, and then were not, coming to the UK. Now evil gambling firms are going to be able to advertise on TV. And were all going to gamble our lives away.
Lets be clear. I hate TV adverts. All of them. I refuse to watch them. Turn over as soon as they appear. Dont come into my home & try & sell me stuff. Your worse than cold call double glazing salesmen. All hail the glorious advert free BBC. Advertising on childrens channels is particularly abhorent & should be banned. But then, parents who let their children watch TV all day should be horsewhipped.
But why pick on gambling? Heart disease is this countries biggest killer & were surrounded by obese children yet we let Burger King advertise freely. Ok, Gambling is potentially adictive. But so is shoe shopping. I went out with a girl who spent most of her income on shoes. Had more shoes than she knew what to do with. Had to go shoe shopping everyday. Clearly a shoe shopping addict. Was there a demand to remove Clarks from the high street. Did Adidas get banned from our TVs?
Either allow advertising (and consumerism is unfortunately king, so I think you have to) or Ban it. Dont pick and choose. So yes, let the Gambling companies advertise. After all, the alcohol boys do, and thats as addictive and destructive. And Heroine & cocain? Brothels? Sure, if you legalise them first (and you should). Big tobacco? By all means. Even, reluctantly, McDonalds.
Its our money & our choices. And if your as intelligent and beautiful as Old man Rich you'll simply turn off your TV and get a life.