One of the fastest growing online poker rooms recently had a television ad banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom. The ad promotes 888 Poker’s PokerCam tables where webcam technology enables you to see your opponents. The ad depicts a man playing at the PokerCam tables and receiving the pleasant surprise of facing an opponent sitting in a bikini poolside. The voiceover states, “you never know who you might meet at a PokerCam table.”
Have a look at the ad:
It’s extremely nitty of British authorities to ban this ad which seems innocent enough. If they were going to ban it, it should not be on the grounds of being sexually suggestive but rather for being just downright misleading; I’ve never seen anyone but ugly European dudes at the PokerCam tables I’ve sat at!