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Gambling Related Ads in Restricted Country

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South Africa is a restricted country when in comes to advertising online casinos and slot games. I have on numerous occasions reported an ad that violates these policies but it seems nothing is done about it. The ad is still currently being shown.

 

Do some Adword account holders receive special treatment because of the revenue they generate? 

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Re: Gambling Related Ads in Restricted Country

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@Mark S;

No in term of the Policy - all advertisers are equal...

It is just that enforcement team is extremely overloaded... And It could take a while (I mean weeks...),

 

If after several reports the ad was not removed then it could be that there was no violation.....

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Re: Gambling Related Ads in Restricted Country

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This definitely is a violation as advertising online casinos and online slot games to South Africa is clearly stated to be against AdWords t&c's.

https://www.google.co.za/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiin8_m_NnNAhULntsKHQe4DG8YABAA&ei=rmx6V9GFAauKgAa83ZbAA...
http://www.sacasino.info/

I'm amazed that that could slip through AdWords filters.

Re: Gambling Related Ads in Restricted Country

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This complaint continues to fall on deaf ears at Google. I have reported it numerous times through the correct channels.

Maybe its time to head over to news24.com and submit a news article on this matter. I sure the South African authorities would also like to know the reason for Google Adwords violation of local gambling laws.