London public transit system to ban gambling ads following Mayor Sadiq Khan’s request Joe Talora, Evening Standard · September 12, 2021 at 4:02 pm TfL [Transport for London] is looking to ban gambling adverts across its advertising network after an intervention from Sadiq Khan. During his re-election campaign earlier this year, Mr Khan pledged to ban such advertisements on the Tube due to the “devastating way gambling addiction can destroy lives and families”. Between April and June this year, TfL ran 49 advertising campaigns related to gambling across its networks, almost as many as the entire 2018/19 financial year, when there were 61 gambling ad campaigns. But a TfL spokesperson has this week confirmed it was assessing how a ban could be implemented. The issue was raised in a recent meeting of the London Assembly by Sian Berry, who ran as the Green Party’s candidate in this year’s mayoral election.