View Poll Results: Is it OK to provide information about or to promote iGaming on facebook?

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  • SELECT EXACTLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN STATEMENTS THAT BEST REFLECTS YOUR VIEW

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  • There should be no group or fan pages related to iGaming on facebook.

    3 12.50%
  • I would not create an iGaming portal presence on facebook but wouldn’t impose my view on others.

    4 16.67%
  • I would not create an iGaming portal presence on facebook, but it is fine for other webmasters.

    0 0%
  • I do not currently have an iGaming portal presence on facebook, but am considering it.

    4 16.67%
  • I do not currently have an iGaming portal presence on facebook, but plan on establishing one.

    0 0%
  • I already have an iGaming portal presence on facebook.

    9 37.50%
  • I'm undecided.

    0 0%
  • SELECT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN STATEMENTS WITH WHICH YOU ARE IN AGREEMENT

    1 4.17%
  • It is OK to have a group or fan page for an association like the GPWA on facebook.

    16 66.67%
  • It is OK to have a closed or secret group for an iGaming portal on facebook.

    14 58.33%
  • It is OK to have an open group for an iGaming portal on facebook.

    13 54.17%
  • It is OK to have an iGaming portal fan page on facebook with an over 21 age restriction.

    14 58.33%
  • It is OK to have an iGaming portal fan page on facebook with a drinking age restriction.

    11 45.83%
  • It is OK to have an iGaming portal fan page on facebook with an over 18 age restriction.

    15 62.50%
  • It is OK to have an iGaming portal fan page on facebook with no age restriction.

    2 8.33%
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    I can't seem to get around it. Yes kids will do it. Kids will also find a way to buy booze. But I keep going back to we don't put liquor stores next to schools.

    There are millions of kids on facebook. I have to ask myself do I feel good about putting gambling info there? The answer right now is no. I have not been convinced otherwise yet. This is strictly my opinion and I am only speaking for myself.

    Another example is when my son was about 12. He bought an adult oriented cd. Yes it's his responsibility not to buy it and yes, it's my responsiblility not to let him. Yes, I took it away from him. I took it back to the store and asked the clerk why he sold it to him. He claimed it was my duty to moniter it. Well thats what I was doing but he also has a responsibility as well IMO. He was copping out. He also had a duty to at least try not to sell to minors. One only had to look at my son to see he was 12 lol. I don't want to cop out here and say it's the parents job etc. It takes a whole village to raise a child.

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    Hey Mojo,

    I'm back for the next round. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Another example is when my son was about 12. He bought an adult oriented cd. Yes it's his responsibility not to buy it and yes, it's my responsiblility not to let him. Yes, I took it away from him. I took it back to the store and asked the clerk why he sold it to him. He claimed it was my duty to moniter it. Well thats what I was doing but he also has a responsibility as well IMO. He was copping out. He also had a duty to at least try not to sell to minors.
    This guy was hopefully not the norm and breaking the store rules I'm sure, but it's an example of how "the way things should be" don't always turn out as intended, but that's life.

    I can't seem to get around it. Yes kids will do it. Kids will also find a way to buy booze. But I keep going back to we don't put liquor stores next to schools.
    The fact that liquor stores are not next to schools is more of a "front" of protection IMO as kids drinking are not anywhere near the school, but at a home or place where they are obviously unsupervised.

    Having adult products where kids have access is life. Stores are one example. Because they sell beer and other stuff not kid friendly does that mean that we should remove all of those products from the grocery stores or build separate stores? Are you going to stop going shopping?

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    Hey Mojo,

    I'm back for the next round. LOL
    LOL! Welcome back GamTrak. Nothing like a good debate.

    Having adult products where kids have access is life. Stores are one example. Because they sell beer and other stuff not kid friendly does that mean that we should remove all of those products from the grocery stores or build separate stores? Are you going to stop going shopping?
    Well no but liquor stores have people physically checking id's. Of course kids still get around it but the store will be fined and held liable if they don't take proper precautions. On social networks there is no strong safeguards in place. We don't see a bar set up in a kids game room (I think lol). It just doesn't make sense to bring it to the kids without safety in place. That is our responsability as affiliates IMO. Just my opinion mind you.

    We havn't even gotten into the legalities yet!

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    I'm taking about grocery stores not liquor stores. This is another "front" of protecting the kids.

    They sell beer and kids are allowed access to the store, but not allowed to purchase it. So what happens? Let's say the kid steals the beer and get caught. Now there are two problems that have life changing affects for the kid which could have been prevented by not allowing the beer. Do we remove those products from the store?

    So in an effort to protect the kids, do those that are "protecting" the kids not go to the grocery store for food because you know that they sell beer and kids have access to it?

    In my mind it's the same thing. They have tools to prevent it just like facebook, casinos and every other adult type situation where kids may have access.

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    Ok. Good argument. I had to think about this one.

    The store can catch that kid stealing because you can see him. Well, not always lol. It reminds me of when I stole a huge bottle of coffee brandy when I was a teenager but thats another story. I didn't get caught.

    It wasn't the stores fault in this case. They had all the due dilligence in place. I was just a bored and thoughtless kid.

    The store can catch that kid as I said. We as affiliates online would be unable to police it. As soon as there is one problem there will be zillions of parents shaking their fingers at us. Not to mention that the FBI was looking at the March Madness bets. They would probably have a field day with this if we aren't careful. Evil gamblers peddling to our children! It's not true of course but enough pressure and it won't matter anyway. Many put gambling in the same category as porn when it comes to children.

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    A drive by post?

    Adolescents are two to four times more likely than adults to become problem gamblers.

    source:http://www.bewebaware.ca/english/gambling.aspx
    Kids deserve better IMO.

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