Listen: One year into legal U.S. sports betting: What have we learned?
"Sports gambling continues at slow and now legal spread across the country. After the supreme court ended some limits last year gambling companies are taking and plenty of cash, but how should they be allowed to advertise? Their services in the world in which children have screams in front of them. Everywhere. They go reporting on this and the Washington Post Matt bone steel who spoke with komo's Tom hutler. You write that the American gaming association wants to get out in front of this possible advertising. Snafu what are they proposing here? Released today which is the one year anniversary. Of course decision to legalize sports gambling released a list of guidelines for casino company is sports gambling companies as to how they should be going about advertising and three main points. Are they should not do anything that would target children? You know, the legal age for gambling twenty one. So there'd be no I mean, I don't know going back twenty years, however, many years when you'll beer companies would have spuds MacKenzie and Joe Camel advertising cigarettes, and that sort of thing none of that. They don't want anything even remotely close to that. The second aspect is. They don't want any advertising in college newspapers, you know, in colleges you have a lot of people who are not of gambling age. And they don't want anything involved with that. And then the third is to sort of. I it was sort of a, but it's sort of like don't go advertising gambling is like a guaranteed way. To make money. I mean, it's really these are basically saying here you can come back with us daycare chances. But it's still a gamble. Still risk. The advertising is is tailored to make it look like it's a pretty advantageous to the gambler. And you use a story out of the United Kingdom as an example already have kind of address this situation there, right? During the World Cup. They found a guardian study found that something like one in six advertisements during the World Cup were about sports gambling in you know, the practices been legal there for much longer than it has been there. And I think there's a sort of thinking that maybe it's gone too far that a lot of those games during the World Cup or going on during the day. And a lot of kids are watching. And they just didn't think that was such a great idea to have that front and center of in front of so many young girls do other industries have an ethics code. But it comes to advertising. Took their cues of from specially from the liquor industry. They talked to people at the place called the beer institute. And they talked to the distilled spirits council about how they go about regulating their advertising and a lot of the things that the wants to do or lifted pretty much straight from them. You know, don't advertise to minors. Don't don't advertise. You know, don't make. It seem like you're breaking the law by drinking and don't encourage excessive alcohol consumption that sort of thing. So it is really along the same lines"