Survey says compulsory warning labels won't help tackle problem gambling
The Betting and Gaming Council proposes to introduce compulsory messages about the potential harm of gambling products. A new survey suggests that such messages are not effective. Only 3% of people think that introducing such warnings would have a positive impact. The survey also found that 47% do not think banning free bets would help tackle problem gambling. Australia is considering the same health warning conditions. Australians are also favoring the prohibition of ads for gambling, such as the ones used by the tobacco and petrol companies.
Survey says compulsory warning labels won't help tackle problem gambling. Betting and Gaming Council CEO Michael Dugher believes overreaching regulation can do more harm than good. He misses an important point – a health warning message is hardly a prohibition, but rather a reminder.