BREAKING: Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews Banned From Advertising Gambling

Published August 29, 2023 at 10:46
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Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews are the top players in the world and have many brand deals that pay them handsomely but will soon be missing out on money.

Athletes Banned From Gambling Ads



Ontario just announced that they will have new rules that will prevent athletes and retired athletes from appearing in gambling ads.

Active and retired athletes will be banned from appearing in commercials promoting online gambling in Ontario as of Feb. 28, according to new Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario rules. NHL stars Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid and Wayne Gretzky have appeared in such ads.




This is not a nationwide ban but it will certainly hurt Matthews' and McDavid's earnings. Both are the faces of the NHL and appear in these regular ads but now they will not be allowed to air in Ontario.

The other Provinces have yet to pass a similar bill but if they see success in Ontario, this could eventually become a nationwide policy.

While athletes are affected, actors and other celebrities are not affected so there will likely be an uptick in other gambling advertisements.
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BREAKING: Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews Banned From Advertising Gambling

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