Singapore updates ridiculed anti-gambling ad

    Singapore has updated an anti-gambling ad that backfired badly after Germany’s success in the World Cup.
    The National Council on Problem Gambling faced global ridicule after the ad, which showed a despondent young boy telling a friend that his father had bet his life savings on Germany winning the cup, was shown during the semi-finals when the team thrashed Brazil 7-to-1.
    The ad has now been updated to read: “Your dad’s team won. Did you get your savings back?” the boy’s friend asks. “No, dad never stops… He wants to bet one more time,” comes his reply, without specifying where he might put his next wager.
    Germany went on to beat Argentina 1-0 in the cup final on Sunday.