US Anti-Online Gambling law destroys affiliate programs
#1
Hi everyone

Through administering this forum for a relatively long time now, i know that many of you are U.S. based affiliates of casino sites. This affects you directly.

The U.S. has passed a a law prohibiting sending money to online gambling companies. This has already been discussed elsewhere on this forum. Many players are U.S. based gamblers, such as 45% on 888.com casinos network. This means, that if you are an affiliate of gambling companies, you may lose a large part of your continual revenue base.

There really isn't much you can do about this, as gambling sites are more than likely to abide to the law. You can, however, seek to diversify your revenue as soon as possible.



Zach
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#2
Yeah the unfortunate news is that it was possible to work around the laws, but the casinos themselves are running scared so there is no room to run when they will not be accepting any traffic from the US.
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#3
Yes !
I remember fabulous paid $15.5 for casino keyword & It is now less than 50% !! ($4.85)

It can be checked at http://www.pageseeker.com/bidlist/bidlis...editcat=39

Also Afternic has terminated its partnership with Fabulous.

Now Fabulous earnings are very low. (Fabulous was special only for gambling domains)
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#4
Thanks for the information, although I'm not personally involved in this area.

This is another example of how quickly Internet business is changing, on various levels.
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Taggart Wrote:Thanks for the information, although I'm not personally involved in this area.

This is another example of how quickly Internet business is changing, on various levels.

It's also an example of what happens when government can enact laws without people raising objections. It's too important to just sit and tell yourself that the government "surely wouldn't" do anything. Stay informed and spread the word when you hear of legislation that prevents adults from making their own decisions.
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#6
The way I see it, is that gambling sites represent a way of money laundry for drugdealers... if gamb ling is legal, then they can say they got their money that way, and online gambling is pretty much anonymous. I don't agree with the law, but I understand it.
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berlinlife06 Wrote:The way I see it, is that gambling sites represent a way of money laundry for drugdealers... if gamb ling is legal, then they can say they got their money that way, and online gambling is pretty much anonymous. I don't agree with the law, but I understand it.

Any site or business could be used to launder money. I think that argument is constructed to push the automatic "well, we don't want that!" reaction.

Online gambling could have been altered to provide sufficient user identification. I think the anti-gambling arguments are codification of religious taboo. Organized crime is the shield it hides behind to avoid that separation of church and state issue.
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#8
It's an unfortunate state of affairs. I anticipate it'll get overturned sooner or later, it doesn't seem to be a very popular law (with advertisers and US citizens in general).
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reviewer Wrote:It's an unfortunate state of affairs. I anticipate it'll get overturned sooner or later, it doesn't seem to be a very popular law (with advertisers and US citizens in general).

That could happen, but it has to take place before the larger sites with money are all shut down. What usually happens is a new law is selectively enforced, targeting those that have the money to fight it, first. Those big guns end up spending money on fighting prosecution instead of working to get rid of the legislation, leaving the smaller businesses no alternative but to shut down.
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#10
I had heard they are putting a stop to all overshore gambling with online casinos. The point is it is rigged.
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