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”.