Over the last few months here on Primetime, we’ve reported about the Nanny State antics of the Gambling Commission who, at one time, decreed that they were looking into the legality – and morality – of permitting TV game shows to air when there’s no discernable skill required to win.
The shows of particular interest to the Commission were Red or Black? and Deal or No Deal. However, the Commission did eventually concede that the shows could continue in their current formats without any special provisions.
Now, anything that hints at a Nanny State irritates me, and that’s made particularly annoying when some ‘body’ or another pulls the Political Correctness card, which is pretty much what’s happened over an advertisement for Fabulous Bingo.
The PA reports that advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, has ruled that News International, who owns the bingo site, have contravened advertising guidelines which the Gambling Reform & Society Perception Group brought to the ASA’s attention… Read more & comment »