Oops! Singapore Changes Anti-Gambling Ads After Germany Wins World Cup
Germany's World Cup victory hilariously torpedoed Singapore's anti-gambling campaign and forced its National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) to change its ads that tried to discourage people from becoming degenerate gamblers.
Singapore's original anti-gambling ads had two kids sitting on soccer balls with a thought bubble above one kid's head reading, "I hope Germany wins. My dad bet all my savings on them."
That was followed by the words, "Often, the people who suffer from problem gambling aren't the gamblers."
One problem: Germany won!
After Germany's win and the savage mockery that ensued throughout the weekend, Singapore's National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG), despite previous vows not to change the ad, changed the ad campaign. The new ad now reads, "Your dad's team won. Did you get your savings back?" That is followed by this reply: "No, dad never stops... he wants to bet one more time."