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

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

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

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”.

Paddy Power Betfair has closed more than 200,000 accounts belonging to problem gamblers in recent years, as the company becomes increasingly concerned about the reputational damage addiction is causing, The Sunday Business Post can reveal.

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