Rulings (9)
  • Health Lottery ELM Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 22 November 2017

    A Facebook post for Health Lottery ELM Ltd, dated 22 January, stated “You know what they say five chances to win is better than one, that’s why we run five weekly draws! What’s more, each draw has a jackpot of up to £100K- that means that there is a potential half a million pounds up for grabs week in week out! … Up to...

  • WHG (International) Ltd t/a William Hill

    • Not Upheld
    • Television
    • 01 November 2017

    A TV ad for bookmakers William Hill, seen on 18 June, promoted the '#Your Odds' promotion in which customers could create and bet on their own markets, and make a request for William Hill to provide the odds via Twitter from the William Hill app. One scene titled 'William Hill App' included review ratings from five pub...

  • Annexio Ltd t/a World Lottery Club

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 11 October 2017

    An ad for World Lottery Club seen in the complainant’s Facebook newsfeed on 14 June 2017, stated “How about never working again or starting an empire! Spend it your own way, you’d be one of the UK’s wealthiest lottery winners”. This was accompanied by a picture with a red bar that stated “BREAKING NEWS”. Further text s...

  • Isiris Racing Services

    • Upheld
    • Press general
    • 20 September 2017

    A press ad, published in the Racing Post, for a betting tipster service, seen on 27 May 2017, included text which stated “Make a 4-figure profit or continue with us FREE until you do. We have had 30 bets in the past 2 months (April/May)* and only 3 outright losers for a 90% strike rate and very large profits too of cou...

  • Power Leisure Bookmakers Ltd t/a Paddy Power

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 20 September 2017

    A press ad by Paddy Power, seen in the 23 August 2017 edition of the Evening Standard and the 24 August 2017 edition of the Metro, featured the headline claim "ALWAYS BET ON BLACK" alongside an image of Floyd Mayweather. Further text stated "WE'VE PAID OUT EARLY ON A MAYWEATHER VICTORY BECAUSE WE CHECKED...

  • 888 UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (OM 3rd party)
    • 13 September 2017

    a. An advertorial for 888 Casino seen on www.casinohack.co, on 21 March 2017 had the appearance of an editorial article. At the top of the page was the text “Advertorial” and below was further text which stated “… William is also over £130,000 in debt after having to sell the house and continue to pay out of pocket for...

  • PT Entertainment Services Ltd t/a Titanbet

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 16 August 2017

    A website for the gambling operator Titanbet (www.titanbet.co.uk), seen on 8 April 2017. On the promotions page, text stated “Enjoy free bets and cash bonuses with Titanbet promotions!”. Below this were links to a number of different promotions including one headed “Get Faller Insurance at Titanbet. Place a bet on any ...

  • Nektan (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Sapphire Rooms

    • Upheld
    • Internet (sales promotion)
    • 09 August 2017

    The website www.sapphirerooms.com, for online casino games, was seen on 13 January 2017. The headline stated “UP TO £500 IN WELCOME BONUSES”. Small print under the headline stated “New customers only. Min dep £10 on all 3 welcome offers. Max bonus £500. Slots only. 30x wagering and T&Cs apply”.

  • Bonne Terre Ltd t/a Sky Bingo

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 02 August 2017

    An advertorial seen on DailyTopLinks.com promoting Sky Bingo Casino featured text that stated, “EXCLUSIVE REPORT: ABERDEEN CITY MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEE WINS £296,121 ON HER LUNCH BREAK …”. Slightly below this was smaller text that stated “Published on 24-01-2017 By Christine Perry, Daily News UK …”. The advertorial then fe...

Informally resolved (17)
  • 32Red Ltd t/a 32Red

    • 07 February 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies, Gambling

  • EU Lotto Ltd t/a Lottoland

    • 07 February 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Leaflet
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies, Gambling

  • Asian BGE (Isle of Man) Ltd t/a Dafabet

    • 31 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies, Gambling

  • Platinum Gaming Ltd

    • 31 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • Waverley Media Ltd

    • 03 January 2018
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Gambling

  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd

    • 13 December 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gambling

  • Betway Ltd

    • 08 November 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • BetVictor Ltd

    • 25 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Gambling

  • 8Ball Games Ltd t/a Slotaway.com

    • 18 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • Cosmo Gaming Company Ltd

    • 11 October 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • 888 UK Ltd

    • 13 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • Betway Ltd

    • 13 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gambling

  • Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Ltd

    • 30 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gambling

  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd

    • 30 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd

    • 16 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Gambling

  • Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Ltd

    • 19 July 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Point of sale
    Topic: Gambling

  • Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd

    • 19 July 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (OM 3rd party)
    Topic: Gambling

Mail order cases (1)
  • Teentoday Ltd t/a Maximumpop!

    • 13 September 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Gambling