Betfair Advertising prohibited dallAuthority British
LAdvertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Britain a recent advertisement in the Betfair website in which it appears the young Norwegian poker player Annette Obrestad. According Lasa, advertising would make children playing online poker.
The advertisement shows the photo of the player with a teenager look accompanied by the slogan: Online experience is measured in games, not years. Join the new breed. Annette_15, ie Experience online is measured according to the gambling games and not according to your age.Follow the new trend! Annette_15.
Annette Annette_15 is the pseudonym. She started playing online poker on PokerStars at the age of 15 years of the site, that is, three years before we have the age for legal gambling. Annette says she never deposited money to play, participating only to freerolls, free tournaments that often rewarded with seats at live tournaments. In 2007, Annette became the youngest player ever to win the title at the WSOP Main Event.
The commercial has been banned because it is the appearance of the player that the advertising slogan may incite minors to access gambling sites. In England as in Italy the minimum age to play poker is 18 years old.