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    Default Betfair Suspending Spanish Market Advertising

    So Betfair have given their affiliates 24 hour notice to remove everything targeting the Spanish Market, or face suspension.


    Their email for anyone who has missed it.

    Hi,

    Urgent, please read very carefully. [SPANISH VERSION BELOW]

    With the current State of Alarm, Betfair has taken the decision to cease all advertising in Spain during this period. This will apply to our affiliate partners and we are asking you to make the below critical changes to your marketing of our brand:

    Please remove all Betfair tracking links and advertising (articles, free bet listings, promotions, posts, logos) from your marketing immediately, including:

    SEO/Websites
    Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
    Telegram
    PPC
    Display Ads
    Mobile Apps
    Odds Comparison Sites
    Any Other Form of Marketing
    These actions must be taken by Thursday 2nd April 12:00 CEST or your account will be suspended.

    Unfortunately, Betfair needs to take a zero-tolerance approach during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Account Manager or partnerships@betfair.com.

    Should changes be made and Betfair be reintroduced to your marketing in the coming weeks then we will notify you immediately.

    We hope you and your families are safe.

    Thanks

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    Is Spain the first of many countries out there that will now be forbidden to promote to because of Covid-19
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    Quote Originally Posted by PromoteCasino View Post
    Is Spain the first of many countries out there that will now be forbidden to promote to because of Covid-19
    This is exactly what I was thinking. Will this soon become the UK too. Will other affiliate programs follow suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyfu View Post
    This is exactly what I was thinking. Will this soon become the UK too. Will other affiliate programs follow suit.
    Think its already happened in Italy last week
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    thanks for the heads-up.

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    Was this ordered by the government? I heard in Latvia the government passed some ruling for online to be ceased too...

    I'm sure that the White Sheep group of casinos with the **** all Curacao license are going to follow the rules and this won't create an underground market worth hundreds of millions. Not like these countries need the tax money atm.
    Making hundreds of dollars in the always emerging markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie G View Post
    Was this ordered by the government?
    Yes. Obviously Bet365's email explains it is from the Spanish government. The morons at Paddy Power Betfair don't bother mentioning the reason.

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    I can understand how mentioning Corona while promoting is unethical, but to totally stop promoting for certain countries just because of the virus?
    Seems ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufty View Post
    Yes. Obviously Bet365's email explains it is from the Spanish government. The morons at Paddy Power Betfair don't bother mentioning the reason.
    I wonder how long till the social justice warriors over at the UKGC jump on the bandwagon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyfu View Post
    I wonder how long till the social justice warriors over at the UKGC jump on the bandwagon?
    They're already started campaigning for it: https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news...id-19-pandemic
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyfu View Post
    I wonder how long till the social justice warriors over at the UKGC jump on the bandwagon?
    Yes, UKGC is stupid enough to do it. But they would be cutting their nose off to spite their face. It's where their money comes from and the reason they fine big rather than remove licenses.

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    this is correct, but do not forget the bottom line that this world is now trying hard to commit suicide
    so everything is "ok"
    We are all bloodsucking ticks, hungry, devious
    each one latched on to the ass of the previous
    when the last and the first latch on it can be shown
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldidiot View Post
    They're already started campaigning for it: https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news...id-19-pandemic
    Is it any surprise that affiliates seem to be flocking to what some would condsider darker markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyfu View Post
    Is it any surprise that affiliates seem to be flocking to what some would condsider darker markets.
    It's the only way. There's a gap for a crypto-only, unregulated Bet365-type firm facing the UK.
    Regulation doesn't equal honesty. We can see how corrupt the UK bookies are (SkyBet, Paddy Power, BetVictor - in fact all of them bar Bet365). Yet the likes of Bovada runs a good operation.

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    “to prevent bookmakers from doing business with people’s concern and anxiety.”
    I don't think Betfair is exploiting anyone. Also the law description on Spanish media is bizarre.
    You are allowed to advertise between 1am and 5am (which includes TV AND online).

    So make sure your site is running for Spanish people only during this time, however you can advertise without such requirement for LatAm spanish speaking countries, so turn on and off your site accordingly.

    Next condition could be that during every full moon you must add a popup on your site asking people whether they experience coughing and other symptoms... Or something like that.

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    Anyways - with fukers like Betfair, WH and Bwin.es, now is time to add them to Spain for the affiliates who had accounts closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    Anyways - with fukers like Betfair, WH and Bwin.es, now is time to add them to Spain for the affiliates who had accounts closed.
    This is the level I will be drawn to soon. And start charging the thieving fxxxs to have content removed.

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    Posted this in GVC thread on the topic but looks like the real discussion is taking place here...

    Surely this can only really apply to Spanish written content or English content specifically targeting Spain?

    There’s nothing stopping someone from Spain reaching an English content site and seeing advertising. Even if you IP ban them the user could just use a proxy server to access the site anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doovde View Post
    Posted this in GVC thread on the topic but looks like the real discussion is taking place here...

    Surely this can only really apply to Spanish written content or English content specifically targeting Spain?

    There’s nothing stopping someone from Spain reaching an English content site and seeing advertising. Even if you IP ban them the user could just use a proxy server to access the site anyway?
    Yes, it is only for content specifically targeting Spain. That is certainly Bet365's understanding. It is the only logical understanding and any operator that thinks otherwise has lost touch with reality.

    I do like Sherlock's post - had an account closed by a corrupt firm, target Spain on their behalf.

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    Remember, the more people join this perverse marketing, the higher chance the compliance will spot it and the higher chance they will be going after the deal. With coordinated action I believe we have the power to bring the crooks down and even lose their licence. It does not have to be affiliate creative - just a picture of banner is enough. There should not be tomorrow for crooks. Btw. this will also help to gain the market share for the honest ones like bet365, who fully deserve to monopolise any market.

    There are negative prices of money/interest; now they are talking about negative prices of oil; why there should not be negative prices of affiliate marketing.
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