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    The Drum (20 Sep 2018)

    ASA bans ‘irresponsible’ Gala Spins spot and investigate Betfair TV ads

    BETFAIR was investigated by the ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY for an ad featuring an actor who appeared to be under 25 years old. The regulator ruled in favour of Betfair despite complaints, concluding that the clothing and mannerisms of the actor in the spot were not features which viewers would associate with under 25s. GALA LEISURE was not so lucky, failing to escape a ban for an ad promoting its Galaspins.com offering. The ASA deemed that the spot suggested to viewers that gambling relied on skill rather than chance. It ordered that the ad must not be shown again and that Gala must avoid similar implications in its advertising in future.

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    Campaign (19 Sep 2018)

    Surprise! Kinder becomes latest advertising victim of health campaigners

    KINDER has come under fire from the ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY, which banned two websites, an app, and a YOUTUBE channel owned by the chocolate brand. The various online offerings were deemed to be targeted at children and promoted products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS). A recent rule change ordered that HFSS products could not be advertised to children under 16. The Children's Food Campaign lodged the initial complaints with the ASA.

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