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    Campaign (10 May 2019)

    ASA bans Paddy Power ad for glamorising betting

    THE ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY has banned PADDY POWER’s ad starring Rhodri Giggs because it implied gambling brings success and security. The spot by VCCP first aired in February and featured Giggs making fun of his experience of his now ex-wife cheating on him with his brother Ryan and promoted his role as ambassador for Paddy Power’s rewards club. Five complaints challenged whether the ad glamorised gambling and suggested it was a way of achieving a good standard of living. The ASA ruled that the ad is irresponsible for implying gambling was a way to achieve financial security and improved self-image.

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    Campaign (08 May 2019)

    Not-so-hot Spurs: football club rapped by ASA for William Hill tweet

    THE ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY has slammed TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR and WILLIAM HILL for a joint tweet posted before Spurs' Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on 5 March. The tweet featured Tottenham's starting line-up with a link to a page featuring betting odds from William Hill. The ASA investigated the tweet because it featured Harry Winks and Davinson Sanchez, both under the age of 25 which breaches the CAP Code. The CAP Code rules that no-one under 25 can feature in marketing communications for a gambling brand, except in very specific circumstances. The ASA rule that the ad should not be used again in the current form.

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