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MIB cautions TV channels on 'misleading' online gaming ads

It has advised all channels to comply with the recent ASCI guidelines.

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KOLKATA: Amid concerns over misleading advertisements on online gaming and fantasy sports, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has issued advisory to TV channels to follow guidelines issued by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) on 24 November.

“All broadcasters are advised that the guidelines issued by ASCI are complied with and advertisements broadcast on television adhere to the guidelines of the ASCI. It may also be ensured that advertisements do not promote any activity which is prohibited by statute or law,” MIB stated.

A large number of commercials on online gaming, fantasy sports etc have been appearing on television, MIB noted in the advisory. But those ads appear to be misleading, do not correctly convey to the consumers the financial and other risks associated thereof.

Hence, MIB, along with the ministry of consumer affairs and the ministry of electronics and information technology, convened a stakeholders consultative meeting on 11 November with ASCI, News Broadcasters Association, Indian Broadcasting Foundation, All India Gaming Federation, Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports and the Online Rummy Federation.

After discussions, it was agreed that ASCI would issue appropriate guidelines for the benefit of the advertisers and broadcasters to ensure that the ads are transparent and protect consumers.

According to the recent ASCI guidelines issued on the same, no gaming advertisement may depict any person under the age of 18 years engaged in playing an online game for real money winnings, or suggest that such persons can play these games.

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