The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued a warning to online Bingo providers, instructing them to advertise in a responsible manner. The regulatory body emphasized the importance of ensuring that advertisements for bingo games adhere to the same guidelines and cautions as advertisements for other types of gambling.
All global and Canadian Bingo advertisements inside their jurisdiction should be regulated within the gaming portion of advertising, as per the advertising standards that govern the industry. This specifies that advertisements should not portray, condone, or encourage any of the behaviors linked with gambling as they all have the potential to lead to social, emotional, and financial harm. This is because all of these behaviors have the potential to lead to harm.
The declining risk of exposure for children
The amount of exposure that youngsters have had to advertisements that are related to gambling has been on the decline since 2013, according to a recent report that was published by the ASA. The authority, the laws it enforces, and the power it possesses have been primarily responsible for the beneficial actions that have taken place over the course of the past eight years.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has also established a guideline that states any advertisements must steer clear of portraying gambling as a way to get away from everyday life or as a long-term solution to any financial issues that players may be going through. In addition, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has decided that the best way to conduct business is for advertisers to completely disclose all of the terms and conditions associated with any type of online bingo or gambling promotion that appears inside the advertisement itself.
Examples Of Irresponsible Gambling
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) was able to provide gaming companies with a number of distinct examples of irresponsible online Bingo advertising when it issued a warning to the gambling industry on responsible advertising. This featured a Gala Bingo affiliate that stated that one of their players had won a jackpot from Gala. The next part of the advertisement said that winning the jackpot helps the person get out of financial trouble. This cast gambling in a light that suggested that it could help solve financial problems, which is something that the ASA strongly cautions against, and it presented gambling in a light that suggested that it could help solve financial problems.
Furthermore, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), these guidelines say unequivocally that no gambling-related advertisements shall ever be directed in any way toward those who are under the age of 18. Once more, the authority in question had a precedent to refer to. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) cited a questionable Betfair advertisement that used a Looney Tunes Bingo product. However, it is important to note that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently deemed appropriate an advertisement for a Goonies-themed online slot machine. The ASA justified this decision by noting that the game did not target children in a direct way.
The Advertising Standards Authority’s primary concern is that advertisements encourage unhealthy behaviors, especially among young people. According to the association, all advertisements for Canadian Bingo promotions have to be truthful and fair, and they have to make any restrictions for wagering crystal apparent.