Monthly Archives: September 2013

William Hill facing hearing with U.K Advertising Authority

One of the largest internet betting companies William Hill is facing hearing charges with the United Kingdom Advertising Authority. William Hill offer a wide assortment of betting services within the United Kingdom and worldwide including betting shops, online casinos, poker, bingo and sports.

Britain’s advertising standards authority (ASA) were very upset about two newspaper advertisements with was published earlier this year by this enormous internet betting organization – William Hill PLC.

An avid reader of the newspaper found that the advertisements to be offensive. They believe the Daily Mirror and the Racing Post gave the wrong impression. The odds listed on the advertisements were only offered for a very limited period.

The advertisement listed in the newspaper indicated “6/1 SIR DES CHAMPS TO WIN THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP” and “4/1 THE NEW ONE TO WIN THE JOHN SMITH’S AINTREE HURDLE”. In addition, this misleading advertisement had fine print which indicated “prices correct as o 5pm yesterday” and that was not accurate and therefore it led to the filed complaint.

For the time being, Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)had requested this internet betting giant – William Hill PLC. not to continue to advertise.