Gambling Foxy Bingo owner fined £350,000 for misleading ads Gambling firm GVC penalised over misleading offers as regulator announces ban on adverts that entice problem gamblers Adverts such as Ray Winstone’s appearances for Bet365 urging people to bet during live matches will be banned from April. Photograph: Bet365GVC, the online gambling firm behind Foxy Bingo, has been fined £350,000 for “repeatedly misleading consumers” with offers of free bonuses, on the same day that regulators announced a crackdown on gambling adverts. Ban credit cards for online gambling, says government review Read moreThe stricter rulebook will also forbid adverts that appeal to problem gamblers or “play fast and loose” with free bet offers. Winstone’s days of encouraging punters to bet during live matches appear to be over as the advertising regulator targets ads that appeal to problem gamblers. “We won’t tolerate gambling ads that exploit people’s vulnerabilities or play fast and loose with eye-catching free bet and bonus offers,” said Shahriar Coupal, the director of the two committees.
Source: The Guardian February 14, 2018 00:01 UTC