Facebook to create sports gambling service

Facebook to create sports gambling service

Facebook is teaming up with a bookmaker to offer a sports gambling service online.

It will be called Paddy Power In Play and will only be available in the UK.

Both companies claim there are rigorous safeguards to stop children using it.

But campaign groups are concerned that youngsters could still access the pages by lying about their age or using a parent's credit card.


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