The banning of payment by credit cards is a good move but really is scratching the surface.
Gambling advertising needs to go and sponsorship deals need to be banished and needs to go down the same route as tobacco advertising did.
Also scratch cards should go as anyone with a gambling addiction will get a buzz from scratching the card and revealing the potential win, and is different imo from buying a lottery ticket where you are 'out of the moment' as there is not an instant result which is important for compulsive gamblers.There apoears to be an alarming message that as the lottery is "For a good cause" that it makes the selling of scratch cards acceptable, well it ain't and will most certainly be the stepping stone particularly for young people to become addicted to gambling.
Years ago betting shop (Turf accountants) windows were blacked out then it all became more liberal and more acceptable no longer associated as a dirty habit, but for tens of thousands of unfortunate souls that is exactly what it is.
Gambling addiction is real and the buzz you get is comparible to drug addiction.
People unfortunate enough to succumb to GA are subjected to a most hideous disease, it devours you, makes you into a devious competent liar, deceitful to those you love the most.