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I'm not so sure it's very different from the previous category, actually. The Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005 took on various powers to regulate gambling, not just gambling advertising but gambling across the board, and one of the things it fairly quickly did was to all intents and purposes contract out the day to day regulation of gambling advertising to the ASA system in much the same way as Ofcom had a year or two before with broadcast advertising regulation.

I wouldn't read too much into the fact that one is referred to in Lord Smith's submission as being self-regulation with a illegal underpinning and one is referred to as being self-regulation with a legal backstop. It actually amounts to much the same thing.

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