ASA upholds poke complaint

The ASA has upheld a complaint against a TV ad for online gaming site Pokerstars.net, for promoting gambling for money. The ad featured players who mentioned how much they had won, including one called Chris Moneymaker. The ASA noted his name

…The ASA has upheld a complaint against a TV ad for online gaming site Pokerstars.net, for promoting gambling for money. The ad featured players who mentioned how much they had won, including one called Chris Moneymaker. The ASA noted his name alone ‘implied you could win money’.

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