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UK Gambling Ad Labeled as Seductive Is Banned by ASA

UK Gambling Ad Labeled as Seductive Is Banned by ASA

A somewhat saucy TV spot from UK bookmaker Coral ran afoul of this country’s ad standards council. (Image: Coral)

A TV spot for UK-facing bookmakers Coral was prohibited by the nation’s Advertising Standards Authority because it’s deemed to link gambling with ‘seduction,’ therefore contravenes gambling advertising regulation in that country.

The TV spot showcased two men in a barber shop who are reading The Racing Post and discussing whether to spot a bet, whenever an attractive woman that is young dressed being a jockey. Pausing simply to close one man’s jaw she holds up a sign bearing ‘today’s great offer’ the name of a horse and its odds while one of the men places a bet on the Coral mobile app with her riding crop.

Gibraltar-based Coral has protested its innocence, however, claiming that, while the commercial did certainly contain a nice-looking model, it ‘did not consider that it linked gambling with seduction, sexual success or enhanced attractiveness’ therefore the character did maybe not ‘flirt with or seduce the males and there was clearly no recommendation that the men would be more attractive or sexually successful after betting.’

Seduction Fills the Air

Nice decide to try, Coral. We at Casino.org don’t pretend to be experts in matters of seduction, but we’d like to consider that if an attractive girl dressed as a jockey teasingly closed our gaping jaws it would at least be a little bit ‘flirty,’ wouldn’t it wit (more…)

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New Jersey Online Gambling Revenue Drops for First Time

New Jersey Online Gambling Revenue Drops for First Time

New Jersey’s Atlantic City casinos saw online gambling revenues fall for the first-time in April. (Image: Atlantic-City-Casino.com)

While the revenues from New Jersey’s emerging gambling that is online have now been small, most observers have remained upbeat about the long-term leads for online gambling in hawaii. Each month, suggesting that steady growth could be expected for some time after all, since the launch of the sites in November of last year, online casino and poker games have brought in more and more money.

But that streak is now at a conclusion. Web gambling revenues were down slightly for New Jersey in April, dropping to a total of $11.4 million for the month. That’s of a half-million less than in March, when the internet sites introduced $11.9 million.

Part of the reason because of this is that April had one less day than March. But that does not tell the whole tale: the average take per day was also down very slightly, falling from $383,173 in March to $380,958 in April.

This employs strong gains in recent months. Both January and March saw double-digit monthly gains over previous months, while even February the month that is shortest of the season saw a nine percent enhance over January.

Good Weather, Payment Issues Cited

Officials cited possible reasons for the decrease, while staying upbeat about the future of online gambling in the state.

‘Maybe when the climate was good, the laptops got closed and fo (more…)

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