Friday November 22, 2019

Paddy Power founder: Gambling could get a ‘stench like cigarettes’

Paddy Power Betfair is becoming increasingly concerned about the reputational damage addiction is causing

By Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

21st July, 2019

Paddy Power co-founder Stewart Kenny

Paddy Power co-founder Stewart Kenny has said that unless firm steps are taken to make the product less addictive, the gambling industry is in danger of getting a “stench like cigarettes”.

The figures offer a rare insight into the level of addiction among online gamblers.

Peter Jackson, chief executive of Paddy Power Betfair, conceded last year that the company has “a responsibility to intervene when our customers show signs of problem gambling”....

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