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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Published findings from the second online monitoring sweep to identify and tackle age-restricted ads appearing in children’s media (ASA)

Updates

April 2021

The ASA published its 4th report and found three adverts on three websites by one operator which is a significant decline compared to the first report. The actions are complete for the ASA.Protecting children online: our online monitoring results for Q4 2020 - ASA | CAP

November 2020

Further to their first report, the ASA has completed a second monitoring sweep (opens in new tab) to prioritise identifying and tackling inappropriately placed online ads for a series of age restricted and priority products, including gambling.

The number of gambling adverts had reduced significantly, from 70 ads in the first sweep to just five adverts in the second sweep, from three gambling operators.

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