Gambling at risk of becoming ‘the new smoking’ if industry fails to act

Gambling at risk of becoming ‘the new smoking’ if industry fails to act

Calls for online bookies to introduce mandatory deposit limits have been ignored

Gambling will get a “stench like cigarettes” unless bookies make their online operations less addictive, the co-founder and former chief executive of Paddy Power has told The Sunday Business Post.

Stewart Kenny’s calls for online bookmakers to introduce measures to force customers to limit the amount they can lose in a single session have been ignored so far.

Under his proposals, customers would be forced to set a limit on how much they can...

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