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Discussion in 'Directories' started by mikey1090, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. mrcrowley

    mrcrowley Peon

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    #21
    I removed my gambling cat after hearing about the accounts being put on limit. Maybe its permitted if they blend in with other sites but not when they have a dedicated page/category.
    SEMrush
     
    mrcrowley, Aug 18, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Dubz

    Dubz Peon

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    #22
    Don't bother... Casino's Porn and Pills are all bad neighbor hoods on the net. If you live in Belair why bother dealing with Compton for a few bucks and having others from nice neighborhoods write you off as undesirable...
     
    Dubz, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  3. Obelia

    Obelia Notable Member

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    #23
    That sounds a little like there's confusion amongst PayPal itself as to what exactly counts as a gambling-related payment. Link sales are a grey area. So I wonder whether this is one of those cases where it matters more who in Paypal is looking at your account, and how they decide to apply this?

    One of the things that persuaded me to spend money on Zorg was the lack of gambling links. I prefer to submit to directories without casinos and poker, and if the directory in question is asking for payment by Paypal and it has a gambling category, I'll definitely go elsewhere.
     
    Obelia, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  4. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #24
    i still cant decide what to do. i just got a $210 submission from a similar site.

    btw obelia, which site did you submit?
     
    mikey1090, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  5. tmeyer45458

    tmeyer45458 Peon

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    #25
    After receiving a PM from a fellow member pointing out Aarons thread and the fact that I could be faced w/ the same, I called paypal and discussed the issue w/a rep.

    In a nutshell, she said that I was NOT in violation of their terms because the monies exchange for listings on my directory were not related to accepting winnings or paying a gambling debt.

    What makes me nervous is the following from their terms of use doc:

    Is it worth it to "tempt the hand that feeds you"? For me I will omit gambling categories in the future
     
    tmeyer45458, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  6. sachin410

    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    #26
    I refund all gambling/casino payments. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Paypal has limited accounts in the past, for accepting payments related to gambling/casinos.

    I guess there are a few people at Paypal, who think gambling link payments violate their terms.
     
    sachin410, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  7. khushal

    khushal Well-Known Member

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    #27
    I don't know if Paypal has any problems since i see BWL's 2nd highest bidder is a Casino site ...... some people don't accept these sites at any cost including from day one, i consider it as un-ethical, although most of them do accept these links here and very few had problems...

    Speaking of its being family friendly or not is purely based on your own thinking i would say!~

    Cheerio and have good vacations!
     
    khushal, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  8. workshop

    workshop Guest

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    #28
    I know of a directory that specialises in Gambling thats using Paypal as a processor. But its also a fact that Paypal does crack down on directories listing gambling sites when it comes to "their" attention. :rolleyes:
     
    workshop, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  9. uttoransen

    uttoransen Prominent Member

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    #29
    my questions!

    there reply!

    I guess they did not got my question! so, i have sent a follow up, hopefully they will get it this time!:eek:
     
    uttoransen, Aug 18, 2007 IP
  10. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #30
    i decided to stick to the original plan. i refunded the bids and deleted the links.
     
    mikey1090, Aug 19, 2007 IP
  11. Fastian

    Fastian Peon

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    #31
    Pleased to know your decision :)

    I know refunding such submissions "hurts" but at the end, you feel happy that you did the right thing. ;)

    Thumbs up Mikey
     
    Fastian, Aug 19, 2007 IP
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  12. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    #32


    I think to be on safe side you can ask these sites owners to pay 'ONLY' using Money Bookers (or any other) NOT Paypal.

    It may help. :)
     
    Mong, Aug 19, 2007 IP
  13. rehash

    rehash Well-Known Member

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    #33
    With paypal depends on your country, if you are in US then you should avoid anything which will link your account with gambling. If you are in Europe you should have no problems paying/accepting gambling links.
     
    rehash, Aug 19, 2007 IP
  14. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    #34
    One member reported about limited account. He (Amit Patel) is from India.

    I think its better to flag Money Bookers at gambling pages.
     
    Mong, Aug 19, 2007 IP
  15. uttoransen

    uttoransen Prominent Member

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    #35
    Perhaps it is better to refund those links! anyways, i just made the refunds on my bidding directory about $40!!:eek:
    anyways, feeling better now!:)
     
    uttoransen, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    zangief Well-Known Member

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    #36
    Maybe it is better to use other payment methods for gambling sites if you want to put them in your directory , this will keep your paypal safe.
     
    zangief, Aug 20, 2007 IP
  17. Obelia

    Obelia Notable Member

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    #37
    Perhaps. If you want to be totally above suspicion, you could even have a totally separate gambling directory and refer all your rejected gambling links to that.
     
    Obelia, Aug 20, 2007 IP
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #38
    I agree, I wish there was a way to move subscriptions :)
     
    honey, Aug 25, 2007 IP
  19. WhatiFind

    WhatiFind offline

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    #40
    It has been said before. Don't accept money from gambling websites.

    I believe paypal 'scans' the mails for gambling/bingo related keywords, when they find something (descriptions for example) they are most likely to limited your paypal access.

    My advise, remove all gambling categories and don't accept gambling/casino submissions.
     
    WhatiFind, Aug 25, 2007 IP