Online gambling: Advertising restrictions should be relaxed

Online gambling: Advertising restrictions should be relaxed

Everyone is talking about the new draft of the State Treaty on Gambling. After all, it is a big step towards fully legalizing gambling in India. But it is not only the draft that is constantly under discussion. Likewise, the advertising guidelines are also in focus. In the view of many providers, the guidelines for advertising online gambling are in need of improvement. The Verband Privater Medien e.V. VAUNET has already commented on this and is of exactly the same opinion. This industry association is responsible for representing the interests of the private media industry within India. But what does the association actually have to say?

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Discrimination against the online gambling industry

The industry association criticizes that there must be strong improvements with regard to the advertising guidelines. If advertising for online gambling is limited, firstly the broadcasters will be disadvantaged. Secondly, it also contradicts the intention to guide Indian players with regard to legal gambling. Therefore, it is important that some changes are made with regard to advertising opportunities. Disproportionate restrictions on advertising, both on the Internet and on the airwaves, place enormous limitations on providers. The association finds the liberalization approaches of politics good.

Disadvantages expected

There are times when advertising for online gambling is prohibited. During the day, no commercials and the like may be placed. Only between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. can members place ads for virtual games. This means that people can only be made to like slot games, online poker and online casino games like roulette within the time slot. And this is precisely a point that does not exactly generate enthusiasm, reported on the website

Such restrictions put broadcasters at a disadvantage compared to those advertisers, where it is allowed to advertise at other times as well. The association considers it important that advertising for regulated gambling should not be banned. But of course, these are not the only bans and restrictions. There are several other things that are not met with applause.

Ban also planned for sports betting

But it is not only in the area of online gambling that there are and should be banned. There are also restrictions in the area of sports betting. For example, it is planned that sports betting advertising for the intended event during a live broadcast will be banned. The various media houses would therefore have to refrain from placing advertising on their websites during the events. In principle, therefore, it is equivalent to a ban on advertising on media portals.

However, it is important for the media houses that the live tickers are just as important for the providers. After all, it is also the case that the advertising campaigns are part of the editorial part of the online offering. So, in order for the media houses to work properly and be successful, the ban on advertising is really detrimental.

Advertising also positive for private media

By the way, if the advertising guidelines are reworked, this is also interesting and important for all parties involved. The private media will also benefit from a new State Gambling Treaty with less restricted advertising guidelines. After all, the private media could generate much greater advertising revenues by operating without fewer restrictions. If the planned changes are actually implemented, it could mean big things.

State Treaty on Gambling with New Rules for Online Casinos

A State Treaty on Gambling has the task of regulating the framework conditions of the gambling industry. In such a treaty, the focus is on protecting the health of players. Thus, players are to be protected from gambling addiction. This means that the gambling offers are to be restricted. The online casinos are to be monitored and prohibited gambling is to be identified. In principle, the goal is to protect players from fraudulent activities. Although the rules were and are created to protect players, there is plenty of criticism.

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Possibly, the rewrite could be that the online casinos and poker providers are regulated by the state and are legal. Also, conceivable is the point that players can only lose a certain amount per month in online casinos like Casino 888 and Casumo. Also, there should probably be a nationwide spear file. There, at-risk players will be listed who are not allowed to gamble. In addition, there is to be a central body that issues licenses, monitors license holders, and manages the ban file. The institution would also be responsible for advertising and unauthorized online offers.

TCM believes sour tasting foods retain the Qi energy in the lungs whereas spicy foods dispel it. So as a general rule, in the autumn, you should go for sour in preference to spicy foods. Here are a couple of recipes for you to try in this season.
Traditionally around September 8, the solar calendar point termed ‘White Dew’, Chinese families start making rice wine. This slightly sweet beverage is used to warm the body and to add its delicious flavour in chicken dishes and soups. It is also commonly used to add to the sweet soup that accompanies mochi rice balls. I use the Shanghai Brewer’s Biscuits (‘ Shanghai Jiu Bing Wan’ 上海酒饼丸). They are inexpensive and can be found in Chinatown in London.
1kg glutinous rice
2 Shanghai brewer’s biscuits
500ml water, boiled then allowed to cool

  • Wash and soak the rice over night.
  • Next day, steam the rice over a large muslin cloth till cooked and soft.
  • Carefully add the 500ml water into the rice, place the whole in a very clean urn and leave to cool further.
  • Crush the brewer’s yeast biscuits over the rice and press down on the rice.
  • Create a little ‘well’ in the middle of the rice, cover the urn with clingfilm and put the urn’s lid on tightly.
  • Allow it to work its magic in 2-3 days in a warm place like an airing cupboard. The fermentation process needs to be allowed to occur uninterrupted, so resist any temptation to open the urn to check on progress. A yoghurt maker or an instant pot with yoghurt making function would be perfect for this mixture at a constant 30°C .
  • When the precious wine liquid can be seen gathering in the ‘well’ is when your rice wine is ready.
  • Finally, keep the resulting home-made wine in the fridge, for drinking later or for use in cooking.

“Shanghai Brewer’s Biscuits”

teanamu chaya teahouse yeast for rice wine
2-3 medium-size aubergines
450g chicken breast or thigh (skin on)
1 tsp fish sauce
1 box soft tofu
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 salted duck eggs, boiled
2 tsp cooking oil
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
300ml chicken stock
1 tsp corn starch dissolved in 3 tsp water
1 spring onion, sliced

  • Dice the chicken and marinate in a splash of soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, cornstarch and white pepper.
  • Remove the duck egg yolk and roughly chop the egg white.
  • Dice the aubergines into cubes.
  • In a hot wok or frying pan, add 1 tsp cooking oil till smoking hot and fry the aubergine.
  • Add the garlic and fry.
  • Add a teaspoon or two of water to help cook the aubergine.
  • When the aubergine is soft and cooked, remove from wok and set aside.
  • In the same wok, add the remaining oil and fry the chicken pieces till light golden brown.
  • Add the egg white and yolk and the fish sauce and fry with the chicken till fragrant.
  • In a clay pot, add the tofu, aubergine, chicken cubes, chicken stock and all the rest of seasonings.
  • Bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cornstarch water to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve hot, topped with some sliced spring onions and a drizzle of glutinous rice wine.

Mooli is slightly spicy. In TCM terms it has a ‘cooling’ nature. Cooking it brings out its sweetness, which helps your body to retain moisture and relieve excess internal heat. This is considered a way of nourishing your lungs.
100g grated mooli
3g Miya Senchagreen tea leaves
200ml water (for brewing the tea)
salt to taste

  • Add the mooli into a pot and add just barely enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil and cook till soft.
  • Season with salt.
  • Separately, brew the green tea.
  • Pour the tea on to the mooli to make this interesting and nutritious soup.

Here are a few acupuncture points you can give some TLCs for a more comfortable autumn.

  • Choose a fragrant tea, if you can, like Lishan Oolong , or an mellow aromatic one like Emperor Pu Erh 1998 Vintage .
  • Add freshly boiled water to 2 or 3 grams of tea leaves in a small cereal bowl.
  • Position your face over the bowl and let yourself breathe in the steam.
  • Use your hands on the edge of the bowl to keep too much steam from escaping.
  • Enjoy this experience for 10 minutes, then you can sit up and drink the tea!
  • Don’t forget, with a good quality tea, you can keep adding more hot water and brew the tea again and again.

If you tend to have cold hands and feet all year round, there may be a blockage preventing the free flow of Qi energy in your body. For a simple way to improve this flow:

  • Fill a muslin bag, no bigger then the palm of your hand, with some unrefined rock salt.
  • Warm the bag in a microwave.
  • Lie down on your front comfortably and place the warm muslin bag on your ‘ Da Zui’ (大椎) acupuncture point. This acupuncture point is the slightly protuberant vertebra just below the back of the neck.
  • Do this as often as you can, ideally every day.
  • You can also aim the hot water flow at the same acupuncture point when you’re in the shower.

Traditional Chinese doctors believe that cold air enters the body via the feet. Hence, they encourage you to bathe your feet in warm water.

  • Soak your feet in a barely warm water.
  • Then do is very gradually add hotter water.
  • When the first drop of perspiration appears on the tip of your nose, drain away the hot water and massage your feet dry.
  • Then lie in bed with the soles of your feet facing each other.
  • Do this in as relaxed a way as you can, staying in that position for about 10 minutes.
  • This will allow your Qi energy to flow more freely via the acupuncture point that affects the kidneys.
  • After that, let yourself enjoy a night of blissful rest.

Giving TLC to your ‘ Tai Yuan ’ (太渊穴) acupuncture point is a particularly good way to relieve a dry or tickly cough.

  • The ‘ Tai Yuan’ acupuncture point is located on the underside of the wrist, below the thumb.
  • Gently massage it 10 times in a clockwise direction.
  • Then massage it 10 times anti-clockwise.
  • Do this three times.
  • Repeat daily or whenever you can.