UK Advertising Watchdog Bans Irresponsible Coral, BetIndex Ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned adverts by Coral and BetIndex for encouraging frequent gambling and for failing to disclose the risks of using a product respectively.

The ASA upheld a single complaint against each ad, ruling that they must not be shown again in their current form.

Coral’s advert, which was seen on television in June 2019, featured a voiceover that said: “Don’t be silly. Bet savvy. Join Coral’s bet and get club and get a free £5 bet every Sunday.”

A complainant alleged that the advert was “irresponsible” and “potentially harmful” as the tagline “encourages consumers to gamble each week”.

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