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Footballers and notable athletes banned from gambling ads under new UK regulations

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring against Everton at London Stadium. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Top-flight footballers and other notable athletes will be prohibited from advertising gambling products in the United Kingdom under new rules outlined by the Committee for Advertising Practice today (Tuesday).

The committee, which is responsible for the self-regulation of the non-broadcast advertising industry in the country, said the rules mark a “step-change” for the way gambling companies advertise their products.

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