Tag Archives: Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)

BGC sets out new rules on football clubs’ gambling social media posts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has introduced new rules aimed at preventing football clubs from promoting gambling offers and operator websites through official social media accounts. Last week, a handful of Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership clubs received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’ warning of the risks of advertising betting …

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Age restriction violations on the decline, says ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced that age restriction violations in UK gambling advertisements have fallen, according to its latest report. Adverts involving gambling, alcohol, tobacco and other products deemed adult oriented or harmful to children were analysed over a three month period from October to December 2020 using monitoring tools. Across a sample of 49 websites and 12 …

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UK football clubs warned against gambling adverts on social media

UK football clubs have received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’, warning of the dangers of promoting betting websites through their social media channels. A total of 11 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership were subject to a letter which informed how addicts might feel ‘distressed’ to see links to …

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ASA upholds Bonus Accumulator advert complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld three complaints submitted against Profit Accumulator, which is trading as Bonus Accumulator, after a complainant suggested that the advert was ‘socially irresponsible’. The advert was featured in a paid-for Facebook post and on the company’s website. The former, which was seen on 9 June 2020, featured a video explaining how Bonus Accumulator’s service …

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ASA deems Foxy Games advert ‘irresponsible’ but dismisses Betfair Casino complaint

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld one complaint against Foxy Games, ruling that its advert was ‘irresponsible’, while also dismissing another complaint against a Betfair Casino ad. One complainant raised concerns over a paid-for Google search ad for Foxy Games, seen on July 11, 2020, which was displayed when the search term ‘make money online’ was used, and stated …

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ASA pulls ‘irresponsible’ Coral tweet as Ladbrokes ad cleared

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has pulled an advertisement from Coral after the advert was deemed ‘irresponsible’. An ad from Ladbrokes was cleared by the ASA, despite receiving five complaints suggesting it encouraged gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible. The advertising watchdog upheld one complaint issued against a post on Coral’s Twitter page after a challenge was raised concerning irresponsibility, …

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‘Misleading’ Lucky Go Studio ad banned by ASA

Lucky Go Studio has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after one complainant questioned whether an in-game ad was misleading due to exaggeration of the chances of winning prizes when using the app. The advert, first seen as an in-app video ad for the app Lucky Goal, was first shown on 25 November 2019. It showed the mobile …

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