ASA launches Russia 2018 betting probe investigating new CAP breaches

first_img Related Articles Share Share Submit StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 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 industry Russia 2018 TV adverts breached the new guidance of the advertising code of practice (CAP) with regards to bookmakers offering ‘improved odds over a short period of time’ (bet boosts, enhanced odds, etc).New provisions introduced to the UK CAP prohibit betting operators from offering ‘urgent calls to action’ or ‘limited time offers’ on betting markets.“Restrict advertisements’ that create an inappropriate sense of urgency like those including “Bet Now!” offers during live events” details the new CAP guidance.Reviewing all World Cup TV advertising content (1,300 terrestrial adverts), UK newspaper The Guardian reports that betting adverts had the highest output during Russia 2018 programming.In its report, the newspaper details that betting content contributed to 17% of Russia 2018 advertising content, ‘roughly one minute in every six, with the 172 betting spots combined lasting nearly the length of a football match.’Despite launching its probe on Russia 2018 advertising, ASA has not indicated whether it will review its current UK advertising framework with regards to betting content.At present, UK advertising legislation allows sports betting adverts to be shown five minutes before the start of play until five minutes after the sports event has ended, between the hours of 5 am – 8:30pm.The high proportion of betting related adverts screened during Russia 2018 has led to a number of UK ministers calling for betting services to be placed as UK post-watershed (9pm) advertising content.“One of the only downsides to this brilliant World Cup has been the bombardment of gambling advertising on TV and social media that thousands of children will have been exposed to” detailed Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson.As a key operating period for all industry stakeholders, UK marketing news source The Drum details that bookmakers paid as much ‘as £350,000 for a 30-second placement’. ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020last_img read more

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HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL

first_imgA leading Donegal hotel has had several charges against it dismissed under smoking laws after a Judge said it was an ‘extremely well-run establishment.’The Redcastle HotelThe HSE took the case under Tobacco legislation laws against the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen. HSE employee Meabh Costelloe visited the hotel during a wedding on June 14th , 2013.On the first visit there was nobody in the glazed area.However, on a second visit two people were found smoking in the enclosed glazed area which measured three metres by three metres.However Carndonagh District Court was told that this was NOT the designated smoking area for the hotel.In fact, several precautions had been taken to ensure that patrons knew this was not the designated smoking area.The actual designated patio area for smoking was a short distance away.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said these included the erection of signs, regular fifteen minute patrols by staff and also a memo to staff telling them where the designated smoking area was.He said that all reasonable measures had been taken to ensure people knew the glazed area was not the designated smoking area.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the hotel had complied fully and that it was ‘an extremely well-run establishment.’He dismissed all the cases relating to the hotel.HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHSERedcastle HotelSolicitor Frank Dorrianlast_img read more

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