President Michael D Higgins stated that the country must answer “serious questions” about the level of sports betting advertising permitted. He has also referred to sports gambling as a “scourge.”
The President said that he discussed the issue at the opening of the Carraig Eden addiction rehabilitation center in Wicklow. The Tiglin charity runs it now.
“I am glad that the debate over sports gambling advertising has now entered the public sphere,” he said.
“Earlier this month, while meeting with people who have overcome various addictions, I spoke about the scourge of sports gambling and the dangerous gambling advertisements, which continue to cause so much harm to families and individuals.”