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    BAD News for Gambling Site Affiliates...

    http://www.iht.com/articles/513354.htm

    BOTH Google & Overture announced Friday they would stop allowing PPC gambling-related ads.

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    I SOOO disagree with this. I am an adult. If I want to gamble, it is my business. If I want to talk about or link to a gambling site, then that is my business. If stuff like this continues, then I want to see the newspapers, televisions and radio stations stop advertising too. Living in Memphis with casinos just 1 hr south of us, we get to see and hear commercials for them.

    I am getting sooooo tired of someone deciding that I am not responsible for my own money.

    And what happened to the fact that this is the WORLD wide web?

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    I agree Chris

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    Sounds to me like the sites will still appear in the search engines. They just won't be able to purchase sponsored links and PPC from google.

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    You guys are free to advertise legal casinos.

    Why would anyone want to be aiding and abetting offshore companies to take advantage of people anyways?

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    most casinos are legal and are licensed. The problem is more that it's apparently not legal in the US to gamble at online casinos.
    In addition, there are many casinos out there, who are very reliable and providing people with entertainment they want. It's not like people who play at the online casinos are forced to do so.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> You guys are free to advertise legal casinos.

    Why would anyone want to be aiding and abetting offshore companies to take advantage of people anyways? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No. You're wrong. I live in the UK where we have bookies on every high street. It is legal to gamble online here. However, I am no longer allowed to advertise online casinos to the UK market via Google AdWords.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> No. You're wrong. I live in the UK where we have bookies on every high street. It is legal to gamble online here. However, I am no longer allowed to advertise online casinos to the UK market via Google AdWords. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually I was right up to the point where non-US affiliates got into the discussion.

    Maybe someday they will come up with the option to check the legality in the country the ad is being shown.

    Anyways I have no problem not accepting ads for illegal activities like online gambling (in the US), kiddie porn, heroin, insider trading schemes, prostitution, etc.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Actually I was right up to the point where non-US affiliates got into the discussion. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    In what way were you right, exactly ? Online casinos are legal in the countries in which they operate. What isn't legal in the US is gambling online. And, in fact, there doesn't actually seem to be a specific law prohibiting that either, as far as I can tell.

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    Correct, so far no concrete laws and the US govt has accepted these bookies using phone bets for years. And in some states off-site betting is legal from your home. I go to ladbrokes, a british company, who has off-track betting in Penn frequently. Nothing illegal about it. Jimbo, you are being reactionary describing an industry you don't understand.

    And it has nothing to do with morality, it has everything to do with taxes and big business. Jimbo just curious, aren't lotteries gambling? So then, using your logic, since most school systems get them money from lotteries, shouldn't the states instead just sell heroin to fund the schools?

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    Yes, there is some legal online gambling in the US. Based on the article and locations of the original posters, I thought we were talking about online casino gambling in the US, not parimutuels and state lotteries. I don't know if Google is going to prohibit advertising those or not. And it is unfortunate that they can not accomodate sites wher the activity is legal.

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> And it has nothing to do with morality, it has everything to do with taxes and big business.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Where exactly did I say I was against gambling? I don't know what logic you are referring to, and I never brought up morality. You are just being reactionary, trying to defend the offshore online casino industry against some imagined attack.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Why would anyone want to be aiding and abetting offshore companies to take advantage of people anyways? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anyways I have no problem not accepting ads for illegal activities like online gambling (in the US), kiddie porn, heroin, insider trading schemes, prostitution, etc. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Come on. You were painting a picture of online betting with these posts. What else was your intention?

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    Wow nice lump together....kiddie porn, heroin, gambling.

    Interesting logic.

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    Wow, you guys sure are sensitive gambling.

    OK, how about non-kiddie but otherwise banned porn, marijuana, and online-casino gambling?

    I think that is a fair grouping, as they all involve consenting adults, and they are all legal in some places

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    As I understand it, what motivated Google was the (perceived) threat of legal action against them (Google).

    Not saying it is right, by any means.

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    The US has the world's most lucrative porn industry...buy you can't advertise a casino via PPC....that's a bit old fashioned is it not ??

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> The US has the world's most lucrative porn industry...buy you can't advertise a casino via PPC....that's a bit old fashioned is it not ?? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The US is the most lucrative market for many industries.

    It is the most lucrative market for casinos. Why on earth should the US open its gambling market to outfits in the Caribbean and Eastern Europe? And why allow an unfair advantage to those outfits at the expense of its own casino industry?

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