Keeping on the right side of alcohol advertising guidelines

By |2018-09-14T14:32:02+01:00September 8th, 2014|

The approach taken in a recent advertisement for Estrella Beer this summer was vindicated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in August, when a complaint by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council was not upheld. The claim was that the commercial, which featured people enjoying leisure activity, preparing and eating a meal, encouraged irresponsible drinking amongst [...]

Betting in Pubs – what’s the form?

By |2016-08-02T11:08:52+01:00July 18th, 2014|

The conviction of a Merseyside landlord for providing illegal gambling on licensed premises should be a warning to all publicans of the risk of hefty fines – or more significantly the potential review of their premises licence.   In this particular case, the investigation found 700 completed betting slips in the pub and a diary containing [...]