View Poll Results: Do an online gambling site's problem gambling practices influence your marketing?

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  • No, not currently.

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  • No, but I think they will in the future.

    5 41.67%
  • Yes, they currently influence my marketing practices.

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    Question Do an online gambling site's problem gambling practices influence your marketing?

    At the EiG conference GamCare has a booth next to the GPWA booth. For those who might not be familiar with GamCare (www.gamcare.org.uk), they provide support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. They also provide a variety of services to online gaming sites related responsible gambling practices.

    This, together with problem gambling issues raised in this forum, has made me wonder whether GPWA members investigate and consider the practices of the online gaming sites they promote and whether those practices influence your promotion of different sites.

    I could imagine many webmasters not being aware of the practices of individual sites, therefore not being influenced by the practices. I could also imagine webmasters researching and documenting practices as part of a review process. And I could imagine some webmasters making decisions not to promote sites that did not meet standards they set.

    Share your thoughts about problem gambling practices, and how much attention you pay to them. Included are tools like self-exclusion for specific time periods, and limits on the amount of money that can be gambled.

    I'm asking this question partly because I think some webmasters might decide this is an area where more focus could be appropriate. So, if you reflection you have that view, be sure to share your thoughts on that front.

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    A few years back I did have an AM look into a player that was dropping a good chunk at an alarming rate.
    Turned he had a great job and was just using one card.

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    I checked no but they will in the future. I have not looked into how the companies that I deal with handle people who may have a problem. I have a disclaimer that says if you feel you have a problem you should go to the gamblers anonymous site.


    I have not done anything else besides that, I don't want the bad karma if someone has a problem.

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    I was told by an affiliate manager once that online casinos constantly monitor player activity, and will usually contact players who are spending too much time and too much money playing. So I've always thought that this is a problem that the online casinos are looking out for. I have posted a link to a "Responsible Gambling" page on the footer of my Home Page which addresses this issue, along with links to Gamblers Anonymous, The Responsible Gambling Council and GamCare. I'm not sure what else I could do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbet View Post
    I was told by an affiliate manager once that online casinos constantly monitor player activity, and will usually contact players who are spending too much time and too much money playing. So I've always thought that this is a problem that the online casinos are looking out for. I have posted a link to a "Responsible Gambling" page on the footer of my Home Page which addresses this issue, along with links to Gamblers Anonymous, The Responsible Gambling Council and GamCare. I'm not sure what else I could do.
    Yes I have done the same thing.

    If you are in the U.K. and feel like you need help with a gambling problem here are the top updated resources and contact methods: http://casinomobilebonus.co.uk/problem-gambling-help/

    Please get help like because like any addiction (slugs a beer) it is a disease and very hard to overcome on your own.

    Now about sites and the overall feeling like am I perpetuating someones addiction.

    Does McDonalds serve food to fat people without question?

    Can you but alcohol / cigarettes at the same place you buy baby food?

    Would the people that eventually sign up and gamble after seeing what you promote have done the same thing anyway if you had promoted snowflake earnings instead of casinos?

    The answers are yes.

    All we can do is what we feel like is our part to help w/o being silly.

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    In Ireland there's the Dunlewey Advice centre (SERPs always seem very similar to me for Ireland/UK) on 1800 936 725.
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    I checked "No, not currently."

    I have a link to 4 different problem gambling resources in the footer of every page of my main website (http://theonlinecasinogamblingdirectory.com/), but not on my blog or other two websites.

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    It was a tie before I vote I checked No, but I think they will in the future.
    Well, this is the right vote!

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