ASA Cracks Down on Four Gambling Sites Tied to Looney Tunes App

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:

It's like shooting fish in a barrel.  The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) just got four more!

*6 weeks free trial - test drive - best in the biz
*Deposit with Bitcoin - They'll double it!
*Get your own domain, customized website, logo
*Switch in under an hour, earn mrore $$ for doing so
*Odds featured on DonBest.com
*Thousands of betting options daily + live in-play
*Easy and discreet payment options include gift cards
*Walmart gift cards also accepted
Start Earning Money From Your Sheet Here

The culprits:  LottoGo EuroMillions, William Hill Vegas, Betfair Bingo and Dunder.  All four gaming sites appeared on the Looney Tunes World of Mayhem app back in February, and all four have just been purged.

The ASA, which has been a thorn on the side of gambling sites for the past couple of years now, ruled the ads must not be used again without limiting the risk of children being exposed to them.

In its ruling, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said Tapjoy acknowledged the Looney Tunes app had been mistakenly categorised with a "mature-gambling" setting, with the game rated PEGI 7 in the UK Google Play app store, meaning it was suitable for players aged seven and above.

Scopely, the publisher of Looney Tunes World of Mayhem, claims that its games cannot be played by those under the age of 16 in the European Union.

The ASA said: "Given the use of cartoon characters, cartoonish violence and the relatively simple nature of the game, we considered it was likely to appeal to many under-18s.

"However, we acknowledged that the characters would be well known to older players, and the game was likely to have more general appeal."

Affiliates appear to be the scapegoats for William Hill, which says it is conducting a thorough review of its ad partners to ensure this never happens again.  All four companies have stopped working with the affiliate Tapjoy, claiming they are solely responsible for placing the gambling ads on the Looney Tunes app.

Tapjoy, which claims to be revolutionizing the mobile advertising and app monetization industry, has worked with the likes of Amazon, Adidas and Gillette among other big name brands.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Over 100 officers stormed the office of 51 Credit Card Inc Monday.  The company is involved in processing credit card payments for online gambling sites across the globe.

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

Billy Walters Loses His Appeal

The most successful sports bettor of our time, Billy Walters, has been denied his appeal to re-consider his five-year prison sentence.

Why Attempts to Legalize Sports Betting in California Will LIkely Prove to be a Bust

Why Attempts to Legalize Sports Betting in California Will LIkely Prove to be a Bust

Legalized sports betting in the USA's most populous state of California we know will not be happening any time soon, and there is a very good chance we won't see it in this lifetime either (or at least for another generation).

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - October 21 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Monday October 21, 2019.

Daily Casino Gambling News - October 20, 2019

Gambling911.com has all your latest casino news, both online and brick and mortar, as it happens for Sunday October 20, 2019.