Tombola adverts make betting seem ‘risk-free and fun’, says Labour’s deputy leader
ITV has come under fire for allowing a gambling company to sponsor the I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here app, amid concern that hundreds of thousands of child fans of the show are being “bombarded” with encouragements to bet.
Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson said it was “obviously wrong” that a gambling company should sponsor an app popular with under-18s, in the light of a report by the Gambling Commission that found the number of children who are problem gamblers has risen sharply to 55,000.
#VictoriaLive I’m a Celebrity is sponsored by Tombola. My 13 year old son asked about gambling 2 days ago because of that. He got app so can vote & kept being took to reg for Tombola, he thought he had to reg for Tombola to be able to vote in I’m a celebrity so told me.