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Is Lotto considered gambling?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by ShadowWind, Jul 19, 2005.

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    I am thinking of putting together a lottery information site (no gambling on the site), but links to the various states and such. Is this considered gambling by Google? Would it be beneficial to contact them when developed to find out? Or should I just put other type ads on the site?
    SEMrush
     
    ShadowWind, Jul 19, 2005 IP
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    If you're in any doubt when it comes to the adsense TOS then email Google.
    In my opinion, Lotto is gambling and your site would be classed as promoting gamling and hence against TOS - but my opinion doesn't matter, it's what G thinks that matters.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Yeah, I guess it could be looked at as promoting gambling. Will write to Google, but given what I've read from some on here, even borderline might get me in trouble later on even if they give permission. Maybe other type of ads than google would be better. Funny how that works. If you look at this thread, the ads are for the lotto :)
     
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    I ran a lottery pool. Absolutly no gambling on the site, just a meeting place for statistics and such and G wrote me telling me it was 'related' to gambling so remove their ads. The 'related' term is very loose; so ask G.

    later,

    tom
     
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    It's gambling by default. Write and present a good case and perhaps...

    I would pass on it.
     
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    Wikipedia says
    "Lotto is another term for a lottery
    "A lottery is a popular form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize."
     
    pchere, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    pchere true in what you found, but the site involves no actual gambling.

    I was told to remove ads on a lottery pool related site, and under federal law a lottery pool isn't gambling, (since a lottery pool's returns are preset).

    So, once again the world 'related' is broad enough to warrant an email fired off to G for advice.

    tom
     
    TommyD, Jul 20, 2005 IP