“Sorry for child gif tweet” – Gambling Commission

The Great Britain Gambling Commission (GBGC) has apologised after using a gif (a moving image file) featuring a child in a tweet about new users registering for online betting accounts.

The tweet, which explained how bets should only be placed with licensed casinos in Britain, included a gif of a child celebrating at a football game.

Reacting to the criticism, the GBGC said it had been using social media to raise awareness on how people can protect themselves when betting online.

Admitting that the gif was a mistake, the Commission took to Twitter to apologise by stating that doing so went against its original intentions of protecting its consumers, and added that the tweet has been deleted.

NZCasino’s commitment towards Responsible Gambling

Sometimes it is difficult to imagine a relative or friend developing a gambling addiction, however, it happens more often than one is willing to believe.

That is why it is important to know the signs of problem gambling to recognise the problem early on and reach for help.

Responsible Gambling is there to protect players who for some reason might be vulnerable. A group of people that might be a part of this group includes underage people.

In New Zealand the legal age when a person can gamble is 20 years old. This means that gambling or even going inside a gambling venue is illegal for underaged New Zealanders.

If you would like more information on what to do should this ever happen to you, we invite you to read our Responsible Gambling page.

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