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is Adsense allowed on sites with gambling content?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by jgjg, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. #1
    is Adsense allowed on sites with gambling content? not sure if I have seen it too often and am curious.

    Thanks!
    SEMrush
     
    jgjg, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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  2. fsmedia

    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    as far as I know, no -- same goes with adult material.
     
    fsmedia, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    kastro_316 Well-Known Member

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    NO!

    Read the rules
     
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    jgjg Peon

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    just curious because plenty of gambling ads in search engine.

    porn I know, gambling wasn't sure. Can anyone point me towards the part of the TOS that explains?
     
    jgjg, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    Ch-Nauman Active Member

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    No you are not allowed to show google ads on gambling content. Is't it enough to clear your mind?
     
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    ravianz Well-Known Member

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    its NOT allowed but i have seen on some places!
     
    ravianz, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    eXe Notable Member

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    I'd like to clarify as well-

    I know they can't be displayed on sites that have gambling transactions and games within themselves.

    But can they be displayed on a gambling related "tips" or guides website?
     
    eXe, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    keyz Peon

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    I just asked about this.. here was Google's answer...

     
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    jgjg Peon

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    #9
    let's say you had a site about Las Vegas Nevada.

    On that site you had pages that talk about the Casinos (Harrahs, Harveys, all that stuff)

    There are plenty of advertisers for hotels and accomodations, car rentals etc...

    So if I have a site about las vegas that I want to use adsense on, inevitably, the word "casino" or "gambling" or "gaming" or even "poker tournament" would show up on some of the webpages (or all if I happened to use the word 'Casinos' in the navigation menu).

    Does this make it a gambling site?

    The site will not have actual gambling on it (except maybe a few outbound links to online sites on 1 page of the site)

    Do you think it is ok for Adsense?

    I have submitted the question to Adsense support, but just wondering if anyone here has info.
     
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    eXe Notable Member

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    That clears it up:) You got some green rep;)
     
    eXe, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    People should read the TOS for what kind of sites aren't allowed. There are some that aren't that you woulnd't neccesarily think of. For example tobacoo related sites...
     
    hc5831, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    Having those words on a site isn't the problem, it's having your site be ABOUT those things that's the problem. So you should be in the clear if all you're talking about is casinos and hotels, etc in Nevada. But don't link to gambling sites. Adsense frowns on ads to adult site and gambling sites as well as sites about those things.
     
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    What if you have links to gambling sites in a directory? Should they be removed?
     
    digitome, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    jgjg Peon

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    Just to let you know: Today I saw a links directory with a "Gaming" section that was serving ads for "Texas Hold 'em" and other gaming resources.

    So do you think if you had ads on pages that weren't from a gambling site, but may have had some gaming links that google would simply not serve ads on that page?

    Do you think they probably would not ban your account, but at worst not serve ads or send you a warning.

    thanks for responses
     
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    What one must realize when dealing with Adsense is this -- they are hypocrites. That's why they are slow to act when a high-performing website (one that is making them buttloads of money) voluntarily violates their TOS, if they act at all; just as they will serve gambling and porn ads, but don't want you to cater to it vis a vis your site.
     
    jackburton2006, Jul 21, 2006 IP
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    JB;
    Do you use Adsense?
     
    Tearabite, Jul 22, 2006 IP
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    No, they dont allow you to even register if you intend to put their ads on a gambling site. funny thing they serve casino ads though ?! :)
     
    roy77, Jan 6, 2007 IP
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    How to define gambling ? I'm here talking about poker as I do plan to write about various online poker sites and poker books. But the way I see it (at least when I play) poker (Texas Hold Em) is not gambling...I play poker, I do not gamble....

    So would it cause problems if I had AdSense on my poker pages ?
     
    samnova, Jan 7, 2007 IP
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    phjohnso Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately Google does what they want when they want and how they want and they don't or won't offer you any explanation for why they do what they do.
     
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    #20
    I bump this thread instead of making a new one.

    What can i use instead off adsense on my gamling site?
     
    duncansdojo, May 18, 2007 IP