Support for GAA/GPA campaign to curtail gambling advertising

February 17, 2021

Uachtar√°n CLG John Horan and Galway hurler Davy Glennon at the launch of the GAA's new gambling awareness campaign

Having already banned any sponsorship by gambling companies within the association, the GAA and GPA want to see no gambling advertising around Gaelic Games.

There is a wish from both the GAA and GPA for a change to legislation which allows gambling companies to target people watching live sport with advertisements around live games.

Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has said there is a need for better and safer gambling legislation. 

The South Down MLA said: “I welcome the continuing campaign by the GAA and Gaelic Players' Association for better and safer gambling legislation.

“This is another positive step by the GAA and follows on from its complete ban on sponsorship by gambling companies. 

“Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey just last year launched a public consultation to look at updating gambling legislation here in the north.

“Sinn Féin will continue to protect the most vulnerable within our society and one way of doing this is by introducing safer and more updated gambling legislation.”

 


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