Institute of Economic Affairs slams UK regulation proposals as “neo-prohibition”

New report suggests there is no evidence that stake limits or sponsorship ban would have positive effect on problem gambling rates

Affordability caps on UK gamblers would be an “extraordinary paternalistic” measure that would amount to an invasion of privacy, according to a new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). The wide-ranging think-tank report, authored by IEA head of lifestyle economics Christopher Snowdon, claims affordability caps, as well as a ban on gambling advertising…

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