Author Topic: Adverts for gambling  (Read 3126 times)

kalowski

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Adverts for gambling
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:18:16 PM »
Utter shit.

ToneLa

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 10:23:03 PM »
Especially considering gambling addiction - Ludomania - has its own ICD10 entry (that link is to a PDF), I think it is rum as fuck to prey on that state

kalowski

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 10:33:56 PM »
Especially considering gambling addiction - Ludomania - has its own ICD10 entry (that link is to a PDF), I think it is rum as fuck to prey on that state
Yep. Everyone involved is off the list: Ray Winstone, Dizzy Rascal, Brian Blessed, that cunt from The Inbetweeners. Fuck the lot of them.


When the fun stops, stop.

mojo filters

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 12:29:10 AM »
The best way to rationalise not paying Sky Sports price-gouging F1 prices, for forthcoming exclusive UK live race and qualifying coverage.

The bizarre mix of repeated adverts during breaks on that channel makes you wonder what fucking demographic they think are watching, given how incongruous they are with the contrasting ads prominently displayed on the actual cars and track?

ToneLa

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 12:40:09 AM »
I've got a dodgy IPTV provider for the footie and it's downright pleasant seeing games streamed from other countries. They have proper adverts! For food and drinks and services and tangible goods (though the Yanks are heavy on the healthcare scaremongering). Football is just a programme, on. No special advertising around it; nothing unique. Adverts for things from other cultures. Nice.

Then you see what we do and it's that fat floating bloated smug cunt's hateful face with his cod-cockney accent being all chummy guvnor exhorting those in the throes to give it another go. And I drink when I watch footie, not always, but usually, and everyone else I know does, and I'm the only one who doesn't gamble ever so finds it a bit odd. So I reason, it isn't a wild assumption to think drunk people are watching it. And it just looks so... fucking... targeted

BlodwynPig

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 12:50:12 AM »
Utter shit.

Being saying it for years. Probably since those awful Benson & Hedges adverts on billboards became popular with students.

icehaven

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 09:48:03 AM »
A while ago there was an article in Private Eye about the then-new 'When the fun stops, stop' campaign, and it was criticising how the word 'fun' was in enormous letters compared to the rest of the slogan. At first I thought they must be being a bit typically PE-ish and cynically over-critical, and then I actually saw it written at the bottom of ads a few times and thought they might have a point. From a slight distance all you can see is FUN in carnivalesque letters, and while it's arguably subliminal messaging at it's most basic, it does draw the eye away from the rest of the words.

Anyway that 'are you gonna bingo?' advert makes me want to set fire to God.

icehaven

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 09:50:23 AM »
Especially considering gambling addiction - Ludomania - ...

Sorry, I know you're making a serious point but that's just rocketed to the top of the best named addictions of all time list. It's like calling alcoholism Lambrinimania.

Blue Jam

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 10:15:31 AM »
The best way to rationalise not paying Sky Sports price-gouging F1 prices, for forthcoming exclusive UK live race and qualifying coverage.

Loads of issues with sponsorship in snooker as well, but I can't boycott snooker because I am weak, sorry.

ToneLa

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
Sorry, I know you're making a serious point but that's just rocketed to the top of the best named addictions of all time list. It's like calling alcoholism Lambrinimania.

I know! I had to contort myself into some painful positions not to make some smartarse joke about the tempting lure of Ludo, an addictive crisis striking down are youth. Christ, that's done it

Blue Jam

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 10:51:36 AM »
Sorry, I know you're making a serious point but that's just rocketed to the top of the best named addictions of all time list. It's like calling alcoholism Lambrinimania.

"Dipsomania" is a pretty good one. It sounds like it's describing a state of whimsy caused by being in love, or like something afflicting Mary Poppins. Such a twee word for something so horrible.

Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 11:02:25 AM »
A while ago there was an article in Private Eye about the then-new 'When the fun stops, stop' campaign, and it was criticising how the word 'fun' was in enormous letters compared to the rest of the slogan. At first I thought they must be being a bit typically PE-ish and cynically over-critical, and then I actually saw it written at the bottom of ads a few times and thought they might have a point. From a slight distance all you can see is FUN in carnivalesque letters, and while it's arguably subliminal messaging at it's most basic, it does draw the eye away from the rest of the words.

Anyway that 'are you gonna bingo?' advert makes me want to set fire to God.

They did that "Bad Betty" advert where everyone's singing along and having a lovely old time, whilst the dad's merely a bit miffed at having lost a few quid. Like the worst thing that can happen when you have a gambling problem is being cross.

The worst thing is seeing Paul Merson advertising Sky Bet. The guy nearly committed suicide because of his gambling addiction and there he is, encouraging everyone to fall into the same trap he was in. If only Merse had someone telling him to stop when the fun stopped back in the day, eh?

gilbertharding

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 11:57:20 AM »
I've said it before - about alcoholism... actually it probably applies to most additions - that stupid, unthinking people see gambling, drinking, drugs as things they do for fun.

So, in their heads people who are addicted to these things have just found an excuse to have MORE FUN. All the time. They can't get up in the morning without having fun. Fun for breakfast. Sprinkling fun on their cornflakes. They have to have fun just to feel normal. They're having so much fun they haven't got time for anything else. They can't take care of themselves or their families because of all the fun they literally can't stop having.

This, along with the undeniable fact that the population of stupid unthinking people seems to be on the rise, explains the lack of sympathy for addicts. I think, anyway.

icehaven

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 12:00:03 PM »
They did that "Bad Betty" advert where everyone's singing along and having a lovely old time, whilst the dad's merely a bit miffed at having lost a few quid. Like the worst thing that can happen when you have a gambling problem is being cross.


Isn't there a current 'anti' gambling one as well where a bloke sneaking away from his girlfriend to make a bet is transported pitchside right next to the commentators? Every sports fan's nightmare I'm sure you'll agree.

kalowski

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 02:35:33 PM »
A while ago there was an article in Private Eye about the then-new 'When the fun stops, stop' campaign, and it was criticising how the word 'fun' was in enormous letters compared to the rest of the slogan. At first I thought they must be being a bit typically PE-ish and cynically over-critical, and then I actually saw it written at the bottom of ads a few times and thought they might have a point. From a slight distance all you can see is FUN in carnivalesque letters, and while it's arguably subliminal messaging at it's most basic, it does draw the eye away from the rest of the words.
This is right. I've just seen an advert and FUN was in big, fun letters.
Gambling is fun!

Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2019, 06:10:46 PM »
anyone else reckon sky have ripped off Tony Law's shtick for their prize machine ad?


he

Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 05:39:56 AM »
has anyone done the wouldn't bet on it shtick yet?

10/1

Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 01:27:54 PM »
The 'lady' on Pink Casino (that's an euphemism in the making) and the fucking Ojo lama get on my thruppenies.

Blinder Data

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 01:50:22 PM »
Rhodri Giggs' adverts for Paddy Power, in which he argues that "loyalty gets you nowhere" and pokes fun at his brother's travails as Wales manager, are rather sordid. Have some dignity, Giggsies

Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2019, 07:43:17 AM »
anyone else reckon sky have ripped off Tony Law's shtick for their prize machine ad?

Yes - sorry there's not more to this. Just noticed the time.

ToneLa

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 10:43:16 AM »
This is right. I've just seen an advert and FUN was in big, fun letters.
Gambling is fun!

Soz to dig this up (not really that sorry) but I was watching the snooker last night and this gambling ad from Ladbrokes giving it Nice One Sunshine Accumulator Cushty had a disclaimer screen so quick it was virtually subliminal

And yes, it had FUN in a font thrice the size of the stern words


kalowski

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2019, 02:57:03 PM »
Fuck me. Watching the "super Sunday" show. These cunt adverts for gambling make me want to kill every human in the universe. Even the "Kevin from Macclesfield" one about being Gamble Aware is still nudging us to bet.
Fuck them all.

kalowski

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 02:59:41 PM »
April 2019 Bookies withdraw new games after they are accused of trying to bypass laws cutting stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 a spin to £2.

December 2018 Ladbrokes is revealed to have paid £1m to victims of a problem gambler who had stolen from them, in return for a pledge not to inform the industry regulator.

November 2018 Three online casinos pay out £14m in regulatory penalties over failures in money-laundering and problem gambling controls.

May 2018 Leo Vegas receives £600,000 penalty for accepting bets from problem gamblers and sending them marketing material.

March 2018 SkyBet hit with £1m penalty for allowing gamblers who had self-excluded to keep betting and sending them marketing material.

August 2017 Online casino 888 fined a record £7.8m for failures in its duty to protect more than 7,000 vulnerable customers

Dr Syntax Head

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2019, 03:09:50 PM »
Those casino style ads for online casino games where suave guy in shades surrounded by women gambles in slow motion. Cut to reality a sad man in his pants in a squalid bedsit spending his dole money on online poker and crying. He's crying cos his kids don't want to see him again and nobody will employ him. The FUN never stops.

buttgammon

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2019, 08:14:39 PM »
I often take the piss out of American pharmaceutical commercials flogging people antidepressants or chemotherapy and asking them to tell the doctor which product they need, but then I remember how British TV is riddled with this crap. Horrendous.

icehaven

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2019, 09:52:20 AM »
I rarely listen to the radio but had it on for about 20 minutes yesterday during which there were 2 gambling ads (one was Sky, dunno what the other was). I was expecting each one to be followed by a spoken "when the FUN stops, stop" with the 'funnnnnnnnnnnn' 10 times louder and longer and accompanied by jolly music, but it seems radio listeners don't need warning. 

Glebe

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2019, 08:45:23 PM »
And now Brian Blessed is doing ads for Ladbrokes on GOLD.

Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2019, 08:49:10 PM »
I rarely listen to the radio but had it on for about 20 minutes yesterday during which there were 2 gambling ads (one was Sky, dunno what the other was). I was expecting each one to be followed by a spoken "when the FUN stops, stop" with the 'funnnnnnnnnnnn' 10 times louder and longer and accompanied by jolly music, but it seems radio listeners don't need warning.

I assume the regulations for these kind of ads are much more lax on radio, as the cunts from Planet Millions Dot Com are allowed to advertise their perfidious services continuously throughout the day on multiple stations.

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2019, 02:16:07 AM »
In the Pink Casino (I think it's that one) ad, the one that mentions various games you can play, it mentions one called Cleopatra and I can't help saying "Comin' Atcha".   Every.  Single.  Time.

Mr Banlon

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Re: Adverts for gambling
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2019, 02:25:01 AM »
In the Pink Casino (I think it's that one) ad, the one that mentions various games you can play, it mentions one called Cleopatra and I can't help saying "Comin' Atcha".   Every.  Single.  Time.
I have never done that. And it doesn't annoy my wife every time I don't do it either.