When it comes to gambling, the Conservatives are right about Labour's legacy

  New Statesman 

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The 2005 Gambling Act has proved to be a disaster. The government is finally responding, but is it enough? " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> To do well in business you have to be ruthless – shameless, even. And few businesses have as little capacity for shame as the gambling industry. Last year the founder and chief executive of Bet365, Denise Coates, paid herself £323m – the largest salary of any CEO in the UK. Meanwhile, Paddy Power plastered an oversized advert over Huddersfield Town's football shirts, accepting that a £50,000 fine was money well spent for a viral marketing stunt. Wayne Rooney, the former England captain, was signed by Derby County in a deal underwritten by betting company 32Red. Rooney now wears the number 32 and starred in a recent documentary made for the company about his own struggles with gambling addiction, which, unsurprisingly, attracted no shortage of c
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