A TV that is somewhat saucy from UK bookmaker Coral ran afoul of the country’s ad standards council. (Image: Coral)
A TV spot for UK-facing bookmakers Coral was banned by the nation’s Advertising Standards Authority because it’s deemed to link gambling with ‘seduction,’ and therefore contravenes advertising that is gambling in that country.
The TV spot showcased two men in a barber store who’re reading The Racing Post and discussing whether or not to spot a bet, when an attractive young girl enters dressed as being a jockey. Pausing and then 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 did that is commercial contain an attractive model, it ‘did not consider that it linked gambling with seduction, sexual success or enhanced attractiveness’ plus the character did perhaps not ‘flirt with or seduce the men and there is no recommendation that the men would be much more attractive or sexually successful after betting.’
Seduction Fills the Air
Nice try, Coral. We at Casino.org don’t pretend become specialists in matters of seduction, but we would like to imagine 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 with her rid Continue reading “UK Gambling Ad Labeled as Seductive Is Prohibited by ASA”