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    Default PRWeb forced to stop taking online gambling clients

    One of the biggest press release distribution sites on the Internet has been ordered to stop promoting online gambling.

    PRWeb is based in Washington State, which is the only state that makes online gambling a Class C felony for those who actually place bets on the Web. Casino City has used the service frequently to find the latest online gaming press releases.

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    PRWeb has long been one of the leading sources for online gambling press releases. Gambling911.com itself has utilized the company's services with much success.

    PRWeb is part of Vocus, a publicly held company that provides on-demand Web-based software for public relations, distributing press releases over the Internet via RSS. Distribution partners include Yahoo! News, Google News, Lycos News, Topix.net, Excite News and eMediaWire.

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    Is this for real? My god i get all my news from there. This really sucks.

    Thanks for posting, i had not heard this anywhere.
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    If this is really true this sucks big time...

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    This really sucks. And I was thinking about my neighbors to be "open minded". LOL
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    Washington state have the strictest law in the land.

    We all know what they did to JTodd, it was only a matter of time...
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    That's not good. I'm really disappointed about that. At least there are some alternatives.

    It was bad enough when ezinearticles.com stopped accepting my articles for the same reason.

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    Casino City has confirmed the rumor:

    http://www.casinocitytimes.com/news/...ntentID=177855

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    Angry We've got other tricks up our sleeves...

    Many igaming marketing and PR professionals that relied on PRWeb to spread their stories around the internet were left scrambling Tuesday morning when the company abruptly banned all igaming news after it received a Cease and Desist Order from the State of Washington, USA.

    “I apologize for the abrupt notice,” said Cari Lyle, PRWeb’s East Coast Manager of Editorial Services. “This was not a decision that PRWeb willingly made. We received a Cease and Desist letter from the Washington State Online Gambling Commission requiring that we immediately halt the distribution of press releases promoting online gambling sites and content. As PRWeb is located in Washington State, we are required to be in compliance with Washington State laws.”

    As a company that specializes in igaming PR this naturally has an impact on our business. However, PRWeb wasn't the only distribution channel we use and life will go on!

    Our clients’ stories made it to tens of thousands of portals and blogs via PRWeb so this is definitely a bit of a setback, but actually, we use other wire services that get even better exposure, and we use lots of other distribution channels like email, blog postings, and social media.

    For many online business people, the main value in using PRWeb is that most well crafted stories posted there get picked up by Google and Yahoo News. Thanks to our relationship with OnlineCasinoNews.com and iGamingBusiness.com (both considered ‘authority sites’ by Yahoo and Google News) Lyceum Media clients’ news usually winds up in the big news syndication services anyway.

    Bringing your news to prospective players is only one reason to submit a story to an online newswire service. For those that pay the price, they also support Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaigns. My concern is that PRWeb may be forced to remove all the optimized newes releases we've paid big money to have permanently archived.

    PRWeb charges $200 to include activated URLs and anchor text links – the kind of thing that search engine spiders love to find. We have happily invested in upgrading our news release submissions due to the long term benefit. And we will continue to optimize our news releases and upgrade our newswire postings at other wire services. If Washington State forces PRWeb to take down its casino news archive then we’re going to be looking for compensation.

    In a way I suppose you get used to this sort of thing, working in this business. It’s still kind of a slap in the face though, ya? Fortunately there’s plenty of fish in the sea. With other newswires, we’re doing some really cool stuff with video news releases that’s getting our stories out to a whole new, much bigger audience.
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    We use Press Release 365, they put out a release saying they still accept gambling press releases and you can put backlinks within your articles and your company name gets linked on their homepage if you do their top release which is $99, plus you stay on their homepage for up to 7 days, unlike PRWeb which is only a day. They also have better stats program than prweb, let me rephrase, they are better because they are not BS stats like PRWeb's, so you see a lot less hits, but they are legitimate hits.

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    More US nonsense!! I sometimes wonder how on each it manages to be the largest economy in the World. It's a wonder people even bother trying to setup a company there.

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    Any one reccomend any other great PR websites??

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    Has this come into affect immediately, or is it something that will be kicking in in the near future?

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