TV broadcaster Channel 5 has been cleared by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for scheduling a number of online gambling adverts during a programme about people suffering with debt problems.

The programme, My Spiral into Debt Hell, focused on a number of people who were in financial difficulty. One of those featured had accrued a debt of £70,000 through gambling and had lost their home, family and job as a result.

Three ad breaks during the programme, and the one after it, included ads for either Full Tilt Poker’s Rush Poker mobile product or NetPlay TV’s Supercasino.com.

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