Strong-Worded Advisory by the MIB on Advertisements of Online Betting Platforms

In one of our previous blogs, “Covid-19 and Online Gaming in India”, the Guidelines issued by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in respect of advertisements of online gaming for real money winnings were covered.

The stated Guidelines which became effective from December 15, 2020, essentially included not showing persons under 18 years of age engaging in such online games for real money winnings in advertisements; print as well as audio/video advertisements carrying the disclaimer that these games involve financial risk, may be addictive and should be played responsibly; not depicting online gaming as an income opportunity/alternative employment option and not suggesting that persons involved in such gaming activity are more successful than others in such advertisements.

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