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Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau has banned a TV commercial by online betting operator Neds for promoting excessive gambling.

The banned ad featured a female client following up on the lack of progress on a house construction site with the site supervisor. The construction workers/tradesmen on site are sitting around with their phones in their hands. They comment that they are waiting for work to be finished on site by other tradesmen. The client walks off and the supervisor pulls out his phone, and the Neds logo is seen.

Numerous complainants considered the ad to be disrespectful towards women and condoning of problem gambling.

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