We need a mature approach to gambling

Mark Littlewood talks to BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood told the Stephen Nolan show that we need to have a more adult approach to gambling. If we want to live in a free society, we need to find better ways of focusing help and support for those who have gambling problems, but should not leap down the regulation path, Mark Littlewood argued.

We don’t hear enough about the great good of gambling, Mark Littlewood said. Bookmakers appear to be keeping commercial TV alive through advertisements whilst gambling is a leisure activity that people can enjoy.

All economic activity involves risk and consequently we need to take a mature approach to gambling and not force it underground through regulation, Littlewood said.

Listen to the full interview here. Segment starts at 1:18.15.

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