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Ennis calls for modern gambling legislation

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BT Coleraine

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has called for stricter legislation and regulation to protect young people and the most vulnerable in society from the scourge of gambling addiction.

The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson was commenting after launching Sinn Féin’s Problem Gambling Policy document with addiction charities.

Sinéad Ennis said:

“Sinn Féin launched our party policy on tackling Problem Gambling which outlines proposals to help and protect those in need and not to stop those who gamble responsibly and for leisure.

“This document explores the issue of problem gambling, specifically online gambling, advertising, children and young people, casinos, and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

“The rise in technology has seen online gambling become more accessible for children and young people who can now access gambling online without having to leave their homes.

“Problem gambling does not only affect the gambler themselves, it has wider implications for society and affects relationships with family and friends.

“Sinn Féin are committed to tackling problem gambling north and south. The most effective way to do that is through modernised and fit for purpose legislation.” Críoch/Ends

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