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Ctrl-Alt-Del: Advertising council to misleading online gaming ads

Guidelines: No targeting youth under 18; disclaimer about financial and addiction risk mandatory

Online gaming, betting, sports, gambling, digital

ASCI has laid down guidelines, which will kick in from December 15, to make gaming ads involving real money safer and responsible

Veenu SandhuDhruv Munjal New Delhi
Online gaming, an exponentially growing segment in India, has often invited concern, especially if it involves real money. As recently as last Friday, it even invited a ban with the Tamil Nadu governor promulgating an ordinance putting a stop to online gaming in the state. An addiction, a financial risk – these are some words that are often associated with the industry. The attractive advertising of the games, which gives no sense of the possible risks involved, does not help matters. So the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has decided to step in and do something about it.


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First Published: Nov 24 2020 | 6:05 AM IST

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