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Kwiff ad banned by ASA for “encouraging irresponsible gambling”

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Eaton Gate Gaming, the parent company of Kwiff, has come under fire from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after an advert for the gambling operator was adjudged to have encouraged irresponsible gambling. The ad in question began with the text “PLAYERS OF THE SEASON,” before going on to portray a number of customers discussing their experiences whilst using kwiff. One …

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ASA upholds “irresponsible” Gala Interactive ad

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld one complaint against Gala Interactive, for suggesting gambling involved skill rather chance, as it promoted its new Britain’s Got Talent Slingo game. Featuring a man playing on his tablet, before making a gesture with his arm and going on to spin plates on his fingers, one individual “challenged whether the ad implied that …

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Annexio and Rieves Lotteries come under ASA fire

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sanctioned the Annexio operated LottoGo.com, after upholding two issues raised as a result of text featured on the homepage of its site. Listing various lotteries which users can bet on, text stated “MEGA MILLIONS £256 MILLION,” before detailing “How to win the Mega Millions Jackpot,” and going on to say “Mega Millions has an …

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Two complaints upheld by ASA against AG Communications

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AG Communications, trading as Karamba.com, has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after two issues put forward by one complainant were upheld. Related to a webpage regarding the online slot Starburst, featured under the title “Tips and tricks on how to Win at Starburst,” various aspects of “The Starburst Strategy” were featured following a “the top 5 tips …

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ASA launches Russia 2018 betting probe investigating new CAP breaches

The UK Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has launched a probe examining the number of gambling/betting related TV adverts broadcast during the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup. The month-long football tournament saw 115 complaints filed with ASA, as UK viewers expressed concerns relating to the high proportion of gambling adverts served during Russia 2018 TV programming. ASA officials will review whether …

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Misleading print ad sees ASA sanction Racing 4 Profit

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has penalised betting tipster rixbets.com, after a complainant challenged the misleading nature of a claim made in a print advert, as well as whether it could be substantiated. First seen in August of last year, the ruling by the ASA states the press ad read:  “… Outstanding results in the last 16 months… £34,970 PROFIT. …

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ASA bans animated Coral Interactive ads for under-18s appeal

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reprimanded Coral Interactive, following a complaint that challenged whether the content of three adverts would have a particular appeal to children. Ads in question were seen on February 20 of this year and related to the Rainbow Riches, Fishin’ Frenzy and Lucky Wizard titles, which feature animated images, including that of a leprechaun, pot …

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ASA issues warnings over fairytale themed adverts

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has sanctioned gaming operators over the publication of adverts that could specifically appeal to children. The complaints were made by the campaign group, Fairer Gambling relating to promotions by Fun88.co.uk, Letou.co.uk and ProgressPlay owned m88.com. Three of the complaints were in regards to m88 and were about Fairytale Legends Red Riding Hood, Fairytale Legends Hansel …

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ASA investigates ‘Geordie Shore’ stars for promoting betting content via social media

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is investigating three stars of MTV’s reality TV programme ‘Geordie Shore’ for promoting betting-related content through their social media profiles. The Twitter and Instagram accounts of Scott Timlin, Gary Beadle and Aaron Chalmers are reported to have promoted the football betting markets of Ladbrokes and Coral. Between them, the reality TV stars have a …

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Kwiff rapped by the ASA over TV advert

For the second consecutive week, online sports betting app Kwiff, was caught up in the rulings from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Two elements of the advert caused complaints, however only one of which led to a complaint being upheld. The upheld complaint was with regards to the voice-over in the ad, which stated: “What does getting Kwiffed feel like? …

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