The standard line ‘Buzzers at the ready’ for the famous reality show, Britain’s Got Talent has now been borrowed by an online gambling site that is being promoted by one of the judges – David Williams. This has resulted in the millionaire being in hot soup with the public.
David Williams, who other than being a judge on Britain’s Got Talent writes books, has been condemned for promoting the BGT casino games website which offers online pokies, table games and much more in their promotions on the radio. One of his statements recorded states that ‘everyone’s best talent show now comes with a star-studded slingo spin. In this statement, slingo refers to single and multi-player casino games that are a mixture of both bingo and online slot machines (pokies).
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David Williams did agree to the promotion where he will be encouraging listeners to register, and this encouraged some problem gamblers to come out of their closets and admonish him for promoting gambling. One of his fans stated on social media that they are quite disappointed that Davis Williams is the one that is endorsing internet gambling when he has such a high and pleasant profile and let alone kids. The fan’s statement was followed by these hash tags: #gamblingaware, #poverty, and #ethics.
One of the specialists in gambling addictions, Liz Karter also blasted the millionaire stating that him doing this is, is like giving online gambling a softer image as children can easily access the site. More so, him being an author of children’s books, they might actually see this as just being a fun pastime activity. She further supports this statement saying that yes, it can be a past time hobby, but then again, it can quickly become addictive especially to children.
Online casino gambling is considered to be a sensitive matter that should be handled very well. It’s important to know where and when to talk about it as it an activity where players can quickly get addicted to. The host for Britain’s Got Talent host has so far, issued no statement or response to his critics.