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    Exclamation Question about the legality of gambling affiliate

    Hello everyone, I am a beginner and I am very interested in the question of the legality of advertising on my informational sites about gambling, on which I naturally place an affiliate link to a gaming service.

    And the question itself. Were there any cases in the world when the owner of an information site or a reviewer site about gambling was accused by the authorities of any country and was punished financially or criminally?

    The question is about the affiliate, and not about the gaming service for money. If you know of such cases, you can tell. And give advice in which countries it is better not to advertise gambling.

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    While many here can give opinions, legal advice should only ever come from a certified lawyer.

    You did not mention what country you live or the country where your business is located, nor the country you will target, those factors will affect the answer to your above question.

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    Yes, it is different in every country. E.g. in Romania affiliates first must get a license from the local gambling commission Some ban anything related to gambling, others don't care at all.

    If you are targeting some specific country it is all about its own laws.

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    Agreed with the two above posts. Every country has its own gambling rules and regulations and everyone needs to at least be familiar with what they are for the countries in which they are targeting as a gambling affiliate.
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    My plan of action is as follows: a domain in the international zone .com .info .net .org on which I place content in a particular language, under a specific region.


    For example, in Bulgarian under Bulgaria, in Russian under the countries of the former Soviet Union, in Spanish without geo-referencing, in English under Ireland, in Polish under Poland naturally, for Norway in Norwegian.

    The essence of my question is this, if I make a website an reviwer of gambling (casinos, poker rooms, bookmakers, bingo) on international domains, in which countries I’ll just have domains blocked, and in which countries they can sue ( me)?

    If we reformulate the question, for which countries should not the site be made an affiliate, since it is a criminal offense for the site owner and for which countries it is better to initially block access on their own?

    On all sites I close access from the USA and China. I am in Belarus.
    For the United States, China, and Arab countries, the sites do not.

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    Obviously laws and law enforcement are different for each country. And even for each state (USA), province (Canada) or canton (Switzerland) in each country.


    I have often read that Italy and Romania were particularly harsh for gambling affiliate websites that they considered illegal.
    Recently, for example, in Italy, the Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM) claims to have succeeded in restricting access to 7,000 unlicensed operators or websites promoting illegal gambling domains.

    However, punishments are usually limited to blocking affiliate websites. Sometimes there are fines.

    I know that in France several owners of websites have received warnings from the ARJEL. And that an affiliate site has been blocked.


    But to my knowledge, no owner of affiliate websites targeting the US, Canadian, French or Belgian market has ever had any fines. That does not mean that it will not change in the future...


    Read the following two threads:

    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/you-ready...rs-242465.html


    https://www.gpwa.org/forum/end-gambl...tml#post894998
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    I believe there were guys prosecuted and maybe even arrested in Croatia few years ago. I was being chased by police and lottery department of ministry of finance of one EU country for promoting offshore bookies.

    Yes, you can have legal problems (especially if you think some letter from moronic bureaucrat or investigation itself is a legal problem). It is just a pressure, so be prepared. Even western democracies are not what they seem to do. It is not innocent until proven guilty. The grey zone between is wide and unofficial state policy does exist and is important. And that policy is that all states now want either no gambling or "their" gambling. Anything that crosses the line will be more or less under pressure.

    I do not know how exactly is the saying "Every business owner is with one leg in prison". It is valid everywhere where money is. You can always pack carrots in Tesco for minimal wage if you want to be loved by system. I am sick to read this over and over. Everyone wants to make money, but not risking anything. Not even being in a small conflict. If it is about money, there will be always conflicts. Also conflicts with states. And state will always abuse its power. All you have to do is not being reckless. The most unsafe way how to do the things is to look for 100% safety.
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    If you want to succeed in this business, safety is not the advisor to take and listen to.
    Without taking risks you can just work from 9 to 17 and complain from the system, but you will have the security of obtaining exact wages, which will never satisfiy your desires, as you are "scared" of taking any risks.
    If you are afraid from the darkness, just stay home , be good , be sage, be tolerant and do not fell angry, that others succeed, because the have, had and will have "balls".
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    In 2010 two Serbian guys owners of freebetting.net and kladionicar.com were arrested for "organizing illegal gambling" although they were just affiliates as anyone here. They were detained for 9 months before authorities to realize what is affiliate marketing and drop the charges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik0 View Post
    In 2010 two Serbian guys owners of freebetting.net and kladionicar.com were arrested for "organizing illegal gambling" although they were just affiliates as anyone here. They were detained for 9 months before authorities to realize what is affiliate marketing and drop the charges...
    That were the "Croatians".
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    I would comply with the rules of the country you're living in. I wouldn't bother too much about countries you're not living in.

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    In my country, you can almost find casinos on the streets of big cities. Online game and affiliate advertising is not prohibited on the Internet. I am interested in the following question: for example, I have a website with domain .com .org .info .net in Italian or French or Spanish, and there are no licensed casinos / licenses on the site and I come to France or Italy or Spain and can they arrest me or something like that?

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