The following week, members of the APPG on Gambling-Related Harm spoke powerfully about the need for reform at a Westminster Hall debate. Several MPs also spoke in defence of the gambling industry, including Craig Whittaker MP, who failed to declare gifts worth more than £3,000 from a gambling operator. This video shows how conspicuous the gambling industry was at that debate, a point highlighted by Carolyn Harris and Ronnie Cowan.
A quick update on The Big Step: last month, 20 clubs wrote to the government urging them to ban all gambling adverts in football. In the letter, club executives rejected the industry narrative that clubs need gambling advertising revenue to survive.