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ASA launches Russia 2018 betting probe investigating new CAP breaches

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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Comtrade’s Steven Valentine: A case for objective bonusing terms

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Regulatory attentiveness in 2017 held monumental bonusing based consequences for gaming operators in the UK, writes Steven Valentine, Director of Interactive at Comtrade Gaming. Whether it’s in the form of player acquisition, retention or re-engagement, it seems that the subjective nature of bonusing terms is no longer up to interpretation. According to the UKGC, trust in the gambling sector is …

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ASA upholds multitude of complaints against Profit Accumulator

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Matched betting service Profit Accumulator has fallen fowl of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), with four issues being investigated and all being upheld. With a total of three complainants, the first issue related to a pair of reviews left on the www.matchedbettingcentre.com and www.matchedbettingbasics.com websites, claiming the Profit Accumulator service was superior to that of rival site OddsMonkey. Brought forward …

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Rehab Bingo becomes Rosy Bingo after ASA ruling

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Broadway Gaming has made significant changes to one of its brands, after action was brought forward by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Rehab Bingo has become Rosy Bingo following investigations by the advertising industry regulators into its website, www.rehabbingo.co.uk, and a paid for advert which appeared on Google when “rehabbingo” was searched for, and promptly stated “Join Official Rehab Bingo …

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