Public Consulted on UK Casino Ad Rules - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

UK – As reported by the BBC News: "Casinos and gambling websites could be allowed to advertise on television and radio under a relaxation of rules.

"The new gambling code drafted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Gambling Commission will go out to public consultation this summer.

"The code will clarify a provision of the Gambling Act 2005 - to be introduced next year - allowing for advertising rules to be relaxed.

"The government says the new rules will be subject to 'very tight controls'.

"Betting services, bingo halls, gaming machines and football pools will be covered by the new rules, as well as overseas companies operating online gambling sites.

"…The current rules on advertising gambling are about 40 years old and are seen by some industry observers as restrictive…"

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