Google AdWords UK Now Allowing Gambling Ads

Oct 16, 2008 • 6:57 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

As I reported minutes ago at Search Engine Land, Google UK will now be allowing the advertisement of gambling related products in AdWords.

We were one of the first to report the initial ban of gambling ads in the UK back June 2007. But the NHA has confirmed reports from Google that they have reversed this ruling.

In fact, if you take a look at the AdWords Gambling Policies you will notice, they amended the policy for the Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) region. They have also added a form to legally be allowed to post gambling ads in the UK on Google.

Ciran at Sphinn said:

This is absolutely massive news - I trust that some of the big US sites will write about this as, with the UK being Google's 2nd biggest market, this could do some very nice things to their share price.

I agree, the news that Google disallowed the play gambling ads was massive, but the news that gambling ads are now allows is even more massive.

Forum discussion at Sphinn.

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Comments:

Jaan Kanellis

10/16/2008 09:22 pm

So next we will let nevada based casinos target users in nevada only and allow those casinos to buy ads. Why not.

Philip Murphy

11/18/2008 06:47 pm

This is the right way forward for the gambling industry

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