REVIEW: ‘Football’s Gambling Addiction.’ Politician, football fan & journalist Ruth Davidson probes the intertwined pastimes Anita Singh, The Telegraph · June 7, 2021 at 6:24 pm Politicians who make a move into presenting usually take the light-hearted route… The latest politician to dip their toe into this world is Ruth Davidson, the former Scottish Conservative Party leader. In Football’s Gambling Addiction (Channel 4), she investigated the effect that gambling firms are having on the beautiful game. Davidson is a football fan. But, more importantly for the programme, she is also a former journalist. This proved to be a major advantage, because Davidson knew which stories to focus on and what questions to ask… The documentary highlighted something of which I was only dimly aware: gambling problems are no longer the preserve of old men hanging around betting shops, but of teenagers and young people who can place a bet in seconds with a swipe of their phone.