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    Default Ask gaming law expert Martin Owens your questions about New Jersey's affiliate memo

    On June 4, 2015, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) sent a memo to affiliates alerting them that they have 150 days to stop promoting sites not licensed in the U.S. to American players if they wish to keep or ever obtain an affiliate license in the state. (Full story from the GPWA here.)

    We are going to ask gaming law expert Martin Owens questions regarding this issue for a story in the next issue of the GPWA Times Magazine, which will be distributed from Oct. 22-25 at the Berlin Affiliate Conference (shortly before the deadline by which affiliates must comply with New Jersey's regulations).

    This thread is a chance for you to ask Mr. Owens any and all questions you have regarding this issue. Please post your questions below and provide any additional context you feel is warranted. We will try to have all of the questions answered in the upcoming issue of the magazine.

    Here is the link to the original thread.

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    Great idea - will read the Q&A with interest.

    However, I have no stake in the state of New Jersey so don't really have a question to ask about the situation.

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    Thank you Dan. I look forward to this as well.

    I do have a question but I won't be able to wait until the end of Oct for the answer. I have reached out to an attorney but he's on a vacation. At least DGE gave us some time.

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    Understandable, mojo. Feel free to pass your question along anyway, if you feel like the answer might help others in the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPWA Dan View Post
    Understandable, mojo. Feel free to pass your question along anyway, if you feel like the answer might help others in the community.
    What I feel just might help the community, just a thought, is a sample Q&A with a one question and answer preview..a sneak peak!

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    Giving this thread a needed bump, in case any webmasters still have not seen it.

    We're going to be conducting an interview with Mr. Owens next week, so please feel free to provide any questions you'd like us to ask.

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    if i would like to continue with poker affiliating for the US market, offshore, but not in the legal states:
    my questions would be,
    - am i off the hook and correct if the memo is meant for nj licensed affiliates (or future want to be nj licensed affiliates) only?
    - which steps should i take to cover myself. do i need to put terms on my site, do i need to geotarget, etc

    i think a lot more questions would be placed over here if the answers would be placed a lot sooner.
    for most people receiving answers at the end of october will be far too late i guess.

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    I would have the same question as 'yeahfree' except for online casinos.

    If I keep promoting online casinos from the US, would blocking NJ, NV, DE be enough? I don't ever plan to work with NJ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahfree View Post
    if i would like to continue with poker affiliating for the US market, offshore, but not in the legal states:
    my questions would be,
    - am i off the hook and correct if the memo is meant for nj licensed affiliates (or future want to be nj licensed affiliates) only?
    - which steps should i take to cover myself. do i need to put terms on my site, do i need to geotarget, etc

    i think a lot more questions would be placed over here if the answers would be placed a lot sooner.
    for most people receiving answers at the end of october will be far too late i guess.
    additional question:
    - would it be ok to have offshore site reviews on a site, if the affiliate links to these sites are not working in the legal states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahfree View Post
    additional question:
    - would it be ok to have offshore site reviews on a site, if the affiliate links to these sites are not working in the legal states?
    Good question, for example Bovada excludes players from NJ, NV and DE... <- If more casinos would do this, it would make it easier to promote just them..
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    Article in the GPWA Times Magazine over here: https://www.gpwatimes.org/issue33/#26

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    Interesting article! Any opinions?

    "The fact of the matter is that state law is not supposed to operate, in most cases, outside the boundaries of the state, so New Jersey's options, as far as getting tough with (an affiliate), are pretty limited"

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