Independent charity GambleAware has published a report into children’s exposure to gambling advertising in Great Britain, with eSports advertising and gambling-related social media accounts highlighted as potential threats.

The interim report forms part of a large-scale research project that will conclude later this year.

It found that gambling advertising is not being placed within children’s media but identified instances where much of the content of ads contained features which might plausibly appeal directly to children and young people, including celebrity endorsement, memorable songs and catchphrases.

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