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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 upholds misleading claims against EU Lotto and NRR Entertainment

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has penalised NRR Entertainment Ltd and EU Lotto Ltd, after complainants challenged claims made in differing advertisements. A website for the latter, www.lottoland.co.uk, stated “PowerBall £169 million,” featuring a number of tick boxes allowing customers to choose to enter draw on either the next Thursday or Sunday, and for one, two, four or eight weeks. …

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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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Kwiff reprimanded by the ASA over fake odds advertisement

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Sports betting app Kwiff has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after odds used in a television advertisement were found to be fake. The ad in question, seen in December of last year, contained an example bet placed by “Adam from Clitheroe” on a PSG vs Celtic game, and stated “Adam’s odds on PSG were perfectly normal 11/8”. …

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ASA orders PokerStars to cease using television advert

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a television advert used by PokerStars must not be broadcast again, warning the company to ensure that it doesn’t portray gambling in a socially irresponsible manner or in the context of recklessness. The two complaints that were received about the advert challenged whether it sought to exploit inexperienced poker players by suggesting …

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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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Winning Post – GVC hit with heavy fine for misleading adverts

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: advertising regulation – tough love Amongst the organisations likely to lose out if ever a ban on gambling adverts is instituted is the fines department at HM …

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