What The New Online Poker Ban Means to Affiliates

Here’s a very good write up on the Pending Online Poker ban (worth the read) by WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla. Here are some excerpts:

As to the impacts on poker and sportsbetting, this new law is going to be DEVASTATING. Especially for poker. . .

C. Online betting sites will likely not be able to post banner ads and links to gaming sites, especially those based inside the US. “Aiding and abetting” laws could result in arrest and prosecution for those who provide links to US residents. Poker magazines, online betting forums, and even MadJacks could suffer. I remain uncertain as to how severe this impact will be, especially at MadJacks. But for the hundreds of poker sites/sports sties and blogs out there that are dependent upon online poker and sportsbook advertising, many will go out of business. Once again, this might not seem a big issue to everyone, but these are the pioneers who are bringing in new poker players and sports bettors and when they dry up, the market shrinks and everyone is adversely affected.

D. Many sites use what are called affiliates. Persons who are affiliates and live inside the US will now be subject to arrest and prosecution, particularly those who do not block financial transactions from the US.

That’s some scary stuff. Of course, some people think that criminalizing people who play and affiliates who promote online poker is “Awesome”. You must voice your opinion and Vote this November to counteract the ignorant who think this is “Awesome.”

(for you non Americans, Awesome means Great or Fantastic in the United States).

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7 Responses to “What The New Online Poker Ban Means to Affiliates”

  1. BobArdKor says:

    Damn.. I’m not American nor a poker- or betting- affiliate, and not even a poker player either, but this is scary nonetheless !

  2. Gotan Raider says:

    Geez, what to do now with that expired domain I just got… had the cloaking set up and ready to shoot.

    How would you go about monetizing gambling traffic?

  3. benoitb says:

    This is a very big deal, if this passes, I bet a porn ban will be next.

  4. genama says:

    Yeah why porn is allowed but Online gambling not ? Makes no sense to me .

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