Just putting this out. Haha. First off, it can make your game lag. Second of all, it's against Admob policy: "Close proximity of banner ads to other elements within an app is one of the biggest causes of accidental clicks. To avoid accidental clicks, banner ads should not be placed immediately next to interactive elements and app content, which can include (but is not limited to): Navigational buttons, such as a "next" button or a custom app menu bar. Interactive content like a text chat box or an image in an image gallery. On a game play screen where users are continuously interacting with the app." If they have a policy like that, I imagine other ad companies have the same thing. Plus, it doesn't look too good doesn't it? While researching @noahcdesign 's admob problem, I came across these bits of info.