The Guardian now hosts an online betting service, Gowager. Is this acceptable for a socially responsible newspaper and should we be actively encouraging readers to use it?
John Thompson, a reader, was sitting at home on Boxing Day, 2013 when, to his surprise, he received an email from the commercial arm of the Guardian encouraging him "to follow a link to an online gambling site, Gowager".
Gowager is an interactive betting service that was launched in December 2013. It allows readers to place a bet from their screen, first on football and now on horse racing.