Rulings (19)
  • LC International Ltd t/a Ladbrokes

    • Upheld
    • VOD
    • 03 February 2021

    A video on demand ad for Ladbrokes which appeared on All4 was banned for depicting gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible, as a person in the ad was shown to be detached from his surroundings after placing a bet.

  • Ryanair DAC

    • Upheld in part
    • Television
    • 03 February 2021

    Two TV ads for Ryanair were banned for misleading viewers about the impact vaccines would have on their ability to travel abroad during Easter and summer. We also upheld complaints on the grounds of social responsibility.

  • Geraint Christopher t/a Hemp in Avalon

    • Upheld
    • 02 December 2020

    A newspaper and Instagram post by a hemp shop were banned for inciting people to break the law by discouraging them from wearing face coverings in shops.

  • BrewDog plc

    • Upheld in part
    • National newspaper (paid ad)
    • 18 November 2020

    Poster and press ads for BrewDog beer broke the rules on offence by using a reference to an expletive in media targeted to a general audience. The same ad appearing in targeted magazines did not break the rules.

  • Person(s) unknown t/a TBM Enterprises and Thebettingman

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 18 November 2020

    An Instagram story by Sam Gowland was not obviously identifiable as an ad and broke the rules on social responsibility for suggesting using betting tipsters was a way of achieving financial security.

  • Rightmove Group Ltd t/a Rightmove

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 18 November 2020

    A TV ad did not depict gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm.

  • LC International Ltd t/a Gala Spins

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 28 October 2020

    A paid-for Facebook post by a gambling company was banned for being of particular appeal to children.

  • Missguided Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Poster
    • 21 October 2020

    Two posters sold by Missguidied were not found to be offensive or irresponsible.

  • Profit Accumulator Ltd t/a Bonus Accumulator

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 14 October 2020

    A paid-for Facebook post and a website post for a betting company were banned for presenting gambling as a way to achieve financial security, for being misleading and for being socially irresponsible.

  • Betfair Casino Ltd t/a Betfair Casino

    • Not upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    A TV ad for Betfair did not portray, condone or encourage gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible.

  • ElectraWorks Ltd t/a BWIN party, Party Poker

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    A paid-for Google search ad for a betting website irresponsibly suggested consumers could achieve financial security by gambling.

  • Lingscars.com Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 23 September 2020

    A Facebook post advertising a car leasing company was banned for being socially irresponsible and likely to cause serious offence on the grounds of race.

  • Global Brands Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 02 September 2020

    An Instagram post promoting a VK drink did not inappropriately target children.

  • Paul Coleman

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 17 June 2020

    A website promoting gambling systems made misleading claims about the success and profitability of the system and was socially irresponsible for suggesting gambling could provide an alternative to employment or was a way to achieve financial security.

  • LC International Limited t/a Coral

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 03 June 2020

    A tweet on a gambling company’s Twitter feed broke the rules by presenting a promotion in a way that was likely to encourage potentially harmful gambling behaviour.

  • LC International Ltd t/a Ladbrokes

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 03 June 2020

    A TV ad for a gambling company did not break the rules on encouraging gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible or portray gambling as indispensable.

  • Mizkan Euro Ltd t/a Branston

    • Not upheld
    • Poster
    • 13 May 2020

    A poster ad for vinegar did not condone or encourage poor nutritional habits or an unhealthy lifestyle in children.

  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 22 April 2020

    A TV ad for a film was not scheduled inappropriately as children made up only a small proportion of the audience and it was not directed at or likely to be of particular appeal to them.

  • ASTOK Ltd t/a TVBet

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Newspaper, Magazine
    • 15 April 2020

    A media screen and a press ad for a provider of live games to the betting industry made misleading #1 and best-selling claims.