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October 1, 2009

Betfair ‘Underage’ and ‘Under Fire’

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Betfair, a well known online betting/gambling site is under scrutiny for using a young woman in advertisement.  Annette ‘Annette 15’ Obrestad (who once won a tourney without looking at her cards) was recently used in an advertisement and it was this ad that drew the criticism.  Protestors claim that using a person around her age (21) will influence younger people to begin gambling and placing sports bets themselves.  The ASA has banned Betfair and told them they cannot run anymore ads featuring people that look to be around the age of 25 (or younger) because of the effects it could have on young readers.

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