The Indian government issued a media advise on Monday, requesting that it refrain from publicising online betting platforms. A number of ads for online betting websites and platforms have been seen in print, electronic, social, and online media, prompting the advice.
Issued a cautionary statement on commercials that promote online gambling.
The Indian government issued a media advise on Monday, advising journalists not to promote online betting sites. A lot of advertising for online betting websites and platforms have appeared in print, electronic, social, and internet media, prompting the recommendation.
“Betting and gambling, which are banned in most regions of the nation, represent a huge financial and socioeconomic danger to customers, particularly young people and children,” according to the advise. In a news statement, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting stated, “It has further underlined that these commercials for online betting have the impact of encouraging this generally forbidden behaviour.”
The government has directed online and social media, as well as online advertisement intermediates and publishers, not to broadcast such adverts in India or aim them at an Indian audience.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued an advisory to private satellite TV channels on December 4, 2020, advising them to follow the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) guidelines on online gaming advertisements, which included specific Do’s and Don’ts for print and audio-visual advertisements.