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Health Lottery Underfire From ASA 0

Posted on 27, November 2014

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News, Gambling Adverts

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint about a commercial shown in August on the Demand 5 service that offered a special offer for Direct Debit players of the Health Lottery. In the advert viewers were offered the chance to play ‘two weeks free’ via a refund that the advertiser would give when playing the lottery. The complaint question whether the commercial encouraged gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible and could lead to financial harm

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Betfair Under Scrutiny From ASA 0

Posted on 4, September 2014

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News, Gambling Adverts

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received not one but FOUR complaints about Betfair and a recent commercial that was shown on television and the corresponding ad on the site. It’s usual for this type of ad to receive one, maybe two complaints but four is quite a lot by ASA standards

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Metro Play Online Casino Complaint Upheld By ASA 0

Posted on 10, January 2014

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News, Gambling Adverts

In November 2012 Mirror Casino had their wrists slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following an advert in the National press which featured Optimus Prime from Transformers (read more here). The reason that the ASA banned the advert in its original format were three CAP Codes that were breached; 1.3, 16.1 and 16.3.12. Metro Play obviously didn’t take heed of this adjudication because on 8th January their regional press ad received the same ruling!

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ASA Turn To 888Games 0

Posted on 1, December 2013

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News, Gambling Adverts

It was only last week that we reported on an 888 on site advertisement being banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) thanks to a complaint by the company behind PokerStars. On Wednesday 27th November it was the turn of 888Games to come under scrutiny and this time there was no indication of who made the complaint. The problem was a demo game called Wild Gambler. On the 888Games site players were offered the chance to spin the reels on Wild Gambler for free using free spins. £50 was available as a demo balance and when a line of symbols [&hellip

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ASA Ban Supercasino Advert 0

Posted on 30, November 2013

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News, Gambling Adverts

Usually when we cover an Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruling we find that there has been just one complaint made about a commercial or banner. However, this was not the case for NetPlay TV and their SuperCasino brand, three complaints were received about a TV advert for their brand! The offending commercial featured a man and a woman at a roulette table

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Campaign For Fairer Gambling ASA Ruling 0

Posted on 27, September 2013

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News

The Campaign For Fairer Gambling ‘strives for fairness in gambling’. The home page of their website clearly states that this group believe that there are many flaws in the 2005 Gambling Act, the most significant of which they believe relate to fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT). A recent four page regional press ad by this group caught the eye of the Association of British Bookmakers Ltd (ABB) and resulted in a complaint to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA)

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William Hill Odds Press Ads Investigated By ASA 0

Posted on 31, August 2013

in Category Advertising Standards Authority, Bingo News, Gambling Adverts

Yesterday we covered news of the ruling for the Betfair Cash Out commercial and today it is the turn of William Hill and press adverts for their sports betting. Once again it was just one complaint received by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) that led to the investigation and we often wonder if it is competitors who are the complainants!

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Sky Poker Banner Ad Banned By ASA 0

Posted on 29, June 2013

in Category Bingo News

This week it wasn’t only William Hill that came underfire from the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), Sky Poker also received one complaint about an advert on their site which was perceived as misleading. The complainant felt that the ‘Receive a 200% first deposit bonus’ was not clear and that Sky did not make it obvious that 25,000 poker points had to be earned within a specific time period in order to be eligible for the bonus advertised

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ASA Complaint Upheld Against Cassava 0

Posted on 9, May 2013

in Category Bingo News

Cassava is a name many bingo players will know through big name brands like Foxy, Costa, Wink and of course, all the Dragonfish networked brands. Recently the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) received a complaint about Lucky Ace Poker regarding an advertisement on a social networking site which stated “Join Now & Get £10 Free to play with!&rdquo

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