Spiderman gambling ad banned by ASA - Monday 21st of July 2008

The ad watchdog today banned an internet ad for a gambling website because it depicted Spiderman and would appeal to children.

The ad, for onlinegamblerweb.com, appeared on another website, MacFormat, which has an average user age of 41.

The Advertising Standards Authority said that although the ad was unlikely to have reached many children, it should not be shown again.

LONDON - The ad watchdog today banned an internet ad for a gambling website because it depicted Spiderman and would appeal to children.

The ad, for onlinegamblerweb.com, appeared on another website, MacFormat, which has an average user age of 41.

The Advertising Standards Authority said that although the ad was unlikely to have reached many children, it should not be shown again.

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