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Betting ads, really not in the spirit of MN

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AnyTheWiser Wed 21-Sep-16 09:26:25

I really, really want to express my revulsion at adverts for 'betfair' and 'casumo:a casino' appearing on MN.

These are appearing on threads where people with emotional and mental health difficulties are posting, with lots of posters in very vulnerable positions, on threads discussing poverty, PND, and suicide FFS!

It's disgusting.

I think MN have responsibility to have a duty of care for its posters that may not have the wherewithal at present to make sound financial decisions. People should be protected from predatory companies like these that increase the suffering of the vulnerable.

Definitely not in the spirit of 'by parents, for parents'.

There have been a lot of issues recently with the ad content on MN. I really think it's time to scrutinise the company you're working with more carefully.

Shallishanti Wed 21-Sep-16 09:29:52

I wholeheartedly agree. Making money from gambling is up there with selling tobacco.

Queenbean Wed 21-Sep-16 09:30:53

Is it acceptable that there are constant porn adverts popping up to??

AnyTheWiser Wed 21-Sep-16 09:36:22

Queenbean- there's a v long running separate thread about that, that I have contributed to.
MN keep trying to sort it, but that's more of a dodgy people hijacking the ad provider rather than an actual MN ad provider supporting completely unethical companies IYSWIM.
Semantics, maybe, but it's a slightly different issue.

WickedLazy Wed 21-Sep-16 09:40:28

I agree not the best idea they ever had...

NoFuchsGiven Wed 21-Sep-16 09:43:00

I thought the ads that appeared were related to what you have been looking at on the internet?

AnyTheWiser Wed 21-Sep-16 09:53:08

Well, not unless I've also looked at contact lenses, Mercedes, and tesco?
really havent

I abhor gambling in all forms. Don't even do sweepstakes at work for Olympics etc.

There's another now too, buy per view.
These companies are just trying to fleece people that are vulnerable.

Queenbean Wed 21-Sep-16 09:59:51

Yep I know. Just pointing out that their whole approach to ads / lack of control over other ads could do with a once over

FruVikingessOla Wed 21-Sep-16 10:09:59

I bet (if you'll excuse the pun) that these ads are on the AdChoices spaces, so the individual companies themselves are not actually directly paying for advertising on MN.

MNHQ will chase down and block these ads - or they have done in the past.

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 21-Sep-16 15:44:43


Thanks for letting us know, we are looking into this now and will block ASAP, it can take up to an hour or so, please bear with us.

AnyTheWiser Wed 21-Sep-16 21:32:29

Thanks, Angie. They're still there, even on Active Convo page.

FruVikingessOla Fri 23-Sep-16 16:02:41

And have you seen this ad today?

AdChoices are a PITA .... but this? Seriously, MNHQ?

AnyTheWiser Fri 23-Sep-16 21:29:34

I've still been having the casino one today on my phone.

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Sep-16 22:29:27

Really sorry, I have reached out to all partners to get them removed.

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