[SuperCasino is] the sort of channel though which makes you realise ITV Play wasn't actually that bad. I don't really get how in just over a year we've gone from the advertising of gambling being banned on TV to having full blown casino channels.
Gambling and advertising it hasn't been banned on TV. The bottom fell out of the market and everybody realised the Quiz TV genre was a complete rip-off once it turned out the channels or their contractors were employing dubious tactics to turn them into unfair competitions. As it turned out once PremiumGate blew up, channels were closing left right and centre.
As far as advertising was concerned, it was a step in the other direction to allow it on broadcast media - they couldn't previously. The onus is on the advertisers not to target it in inappropriate places, such as under 18's. There's a big list of don't do this, that and the other that applies.
Anyway, SuperCasino and co seems to have taken off - a) it's free to join and free (SuperCasino anyway) to play. b) It looks fairer, but at the end of the day its still gambling and if you're playing for free, all you've lost is your personal time. I'd take it over ITV Play anyday.