Tag Archives: ASA
- UK watchdog orders Coral, Titanbet, bgo ads banned
October 20, 2016
Gambling operator Coral has been hit—again—with advertising bans from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Aside from Coral, Titanbet and Bgo Entertainment also found themselves on the receiving end of the UK advertisement watchdog’s scolding after customers complained about their promotions that run over the summer. The dispute related to Coral...
- Coral in hot water over ‘misleading’ free bet ad
September 16, 2016
Another day, another scolding for Coral. Coral once again found itself on the receiving end of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) scolding—this time over another email promotion offering free bets to new customers, which the operator sent out in error. The gambling operator sent an email last April 9 that...
- UK ad watchdog clears Paddy Power’s F**K Off Sepp Blatter ad
September 10, 2015
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a sweary Paddy Power ad mocking FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not in breach of its rules regarding ability to cause widespread offence. The ad, which was posted in The Guardian’s sports section, featured betting odds on the likely candidates for...
- ASA releases gambling advertising review, promises to do more
October 31, 2014
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released its latest review into gambling advertising and identified areas that needed revisions, including the need to be pro-active on issues related to socially responsible marketing and ads that could potentially affect small children. The research was conducted by the ASA in partnership with...
- Betfair hits back at claims it materially misrepresented facts in annual report
September 3, 2014
Exchange betting operator Betfair has hit back at claims that it misled investors over its ‘illegal’ dividends. In announcing its fiscal 2014 results earlier this year, Betfair acknowledged that it had paid out £60m in dividends over the past three years it wasn’t technically empowered to disburse. Betfair admitted it...
- ASA spanks Ladbrokes over Betdaq advert; Bet365 Australia ads irk AFL boss
August 27, 2014
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has spanked betting operator Ladbrokes over a World Cup promo by its Betdaq exchange betting subsidiary. The ad in question was a 2014 FIFA World Cup online promo that featured Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ The Redeemer statue wearing a Betdaq-branded purple robe. A...