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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    You have to remember that Facebook is 13+. Not the best place to promote gambling. At the risk of being chastised here, I'd go on to say it's irresponsible.

    We would all like to do everything we can to not target children.
    Well of course I knew I would get chastised. That's ok. I probably come on to strong on this subject.

    There were some studies done and about 40% of kids sign up to facebook with their wrong age, pretending to be of age. That's why there is concern with what they see. It's not just a facebook/gambling/alcohol/whathaveyou industry problem but as a society problem as well. It makes one wonder if we are do everything we can to prevent it.

    There are gambling ads all over the tv's here too. However, one can't simply click a button to get there. There is security at the door. We've see underage kids play online over and over again. That's why casinos try so hard to comply and be taken seriously as legally and socially responsible venues to gamble. Facebook doesn't ID users. It's just to easy.

    I don't have a problem with it if it's done right. Until there is better steps in place I'll respect your opinion but I'll avoid this method of advertising for now. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    FFS, I have had my ads banned in the past and was stone walled and now I have woke up to find they have suspended my bookies offers page because of gambling. All I do is share betting previews and some offers. Yet there are literally thousands of gambling pages and still plenty of gambling ads that come up on my timeline which is the most frustrating part
    Had a similar thing happen to one of my pages in November, all my other more aggressively marketed casino pages were left alone.
    Been going round with Facebook support for a few months now and it really couldn't get worse. All I know is that I've not got 'prior authorization', and no one is really sure how I apply for it!
    Let me know if you have any luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemerry View Post
    Had a similar thing happen to one of my pages in November, all my other more aggressively marketed casino pages were left alone.
    Been going round with Facebook support for a few months now and it really couldn't get worse. All I know is that I've not got 'prior authorization', and no one is really sure how I apply for it!
    Let me know if you have any luck.
    This reminds me of the early days of Google AdWords. No warnings nor explanations why, multiple interpretations of their own guidelines, brick walls pffff. Google fortunately learned from it and now I have dedicated account managers and everything runs smoothly. Hopefully FB will realize that's the way to go soon.
    "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you like, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." R.E. Shay

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemerry View Post
    Had a similar thing happen to one of my pages in November, all my other more aggressively marketed casino pages were left alone.
    Been going round with Facebook support for a few months now and it really couldn't get worse. All I know is that I've not got 'prior authorization', and no one is really sure how I apply for it!
    Let me know if you have any luck.
    They told me to get prior authorization i needed to agree to spend 10k and have all the necessary gambling licences. I tried to explain I didn't need one and asked why would I spend 10k when it is a page, not an ad campaign. they then stopped replying. tossers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    Responsibility starts at 16 in some Western Democracies.
    I don't think it's robbing anyone of their childhood - and to react with outrage and exclamation marks is OTT.
    I have to agree with you. I don't think there's anything wrong with gambling at the age of 17. I for example started sports betting (offline) when I was 16 and some of my friends even sooner. Now I run a pretty big betting site in Hungary along with a very good friend. If we hadn't tried it while we were "underage" we'd probably be working in a different industry.

    BTW, our facebook ads account was suspended and couldn't get it reopened. The content we promoted and got it closed was barely gambling related (and only targeted people that are at least 18 years old) but still, they closed it. I'm still seeing some of the competitors ads which directly promote betting and their account is just fine. Now I'm reporting all these ads to facebook as a sort of revenge. Not sure it will accomplish anything but it's free.

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    Dont bother watsing your money on Facebook, Iv spent thousands of pounds with ZERO ROI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    They told me to get prior authorization i needed to agree to spend 10k and have all the necessary gambling licences. I tried to explain I didn't need one and asked why would I spend 10k when it is a page, not an ad campaign. they then stopped replying. tossers
    Just money grabbing assholes, Google are getting as bad.

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    totally agree - i had the same issue with them enquiring about my monthly budgets. Unless you have 100k a mth to spend they dont want to know.

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    Just had a notice today as well saying they've blocked one of my many FB pages... I guess just a matter of time before they get around to the rest. The paid ads account was blocked a few months back, and from reading back through this thread I've had a similar response. Just a long winded pretentious email referring me to the TOS signed off by a non-formalised eejit using just their first name.

    Surely there are more important things for them to be concerning themselves over. The only benefit I really saw from running the pages was for social linking signals - their generic reach has got worse and worse over the years.

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    My facebook page was not banned but my ads were disabled and I received a warning not to advertise on facebook again.

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    Facebook drastically disabling, and bans everyone who wants to promote his page. Mainly these who promotes betting and something that. You have to be smart and lucky to not to get ban. BUT! If your credit card or bill is banned, you have no chance, it cant be unbanned. Our biggest problem was that we cant protest against this process. They only says that his decision is defnitive, and eventual. Simply they ban almost everyone who promotes betting sites. They dont care about how much money you invest in your project. We think it can deserve some procedure, we need some solution for this. But there is some exception.... Best example for this is a casino who promotes some gambling stuffs... I can see every time these ad-s. Maybe they pay much more money??

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    Quote Originally Posted by davetips View Post
    Facebook drastically disabling, and bans everyone who wants to promote his page. Mainly these who promotes betting and something that. You have to be smart and lucky to not to get ban. BUT! If your credit card or bill is banned, you have no chance, it cant be unbanned. Our biggest problem was that we cant protest against this process. They only says that his decision is defnitive, and eventual. Simply they ban almost everyone who promotes betting sites. They dont care about how much money you invest in your project. We think it can deserve some procedure, we need some solution for this. But there is some exception.... Best example for this is a casino who promotes some gambling stuffs... I can see every time these ad-s. Maybe they pay much more money??
    Casinos can promote as long as they are licensed that also includes affiliates, perhaps due to miselling of bonuses perhaps? Either way I don't use Facebook anyhow so it just means more organic traffic for me.

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    I received an email to Migrate to Business Manager but was not creating a personal profile to do it. F them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderpunter View Post
    Casinos can promote as long as they are licensed that also includes affiliates, perhaps due to miselling of bonuses perhaps? Either way I don't use Facebook anyhow so it just means more organic traffic for me.
    Yeah, but the funny thing is that this casino dont have license in my country, but i still can see them promoting his page.

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    The best way for the accounts are not banned is using cloack

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrusX View Post
    The best way for the accounts are not banned is using cloack
    Cloack?

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    I'm sure they meant cloaking....but that is nothing more than "hiding" the true link.

    If you think facebook can't detect or understand link cloaking, or how they will treat it after a manual inspection well....

    Cloaking affiliate links may get you by for a period if time, but IMO it seems they have made many moves recently that show a clear indication the direction they are going is that gambling affiliate links and pages containing them are on borrowed time.

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    Facebook, is well aware of every single affiliate on there site. They tolerate it to a certain point. Move into any market where gambling is prohibited and you will get stung. Avoid the US at all costs it will get you removed straight away.

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