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Gambling Related Content in Russia

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Hello!

 

I often meet ads with sites pomoting soccer predictions in Google Search so I want to clarify whether this is allowed or prohibeted since Google policy statement does not say anything about google-related content sites:

Not allowed:

  • Brick and mortar casinos
  • Non-casino/gambling-related games for money

Allowed with limitations:

Google allows national or state lotteries. Advertisers must also be certified with Google.

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Gambling Related Content in Russia

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Hi @Anatoliy S,

 

Chances are the sites you refer to are not gambling-related. We do not know whether or not money or other items of value are involved in their online activities. Maybe they are just enjoying their guesses.

 

Best,

Lakatos

Gambling Related Content in Russia

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They mention on their sites that they sell forecasts, so they are commercial.

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Selling forecasts is of course commercial, but not gambling. No unpredictable factors impact the price. You may also want to sell lottery combinations.

 

Lakatos

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I think you do not understand the specific of the question: gambling-related content is forecasts, predictions, tips - everything and it is also prohibited. 

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That's what you said in your first post: "I often meet ads with sites pomoting soccer predictions in Google Search". If they discuss soccer matches not associated with gambling, e.g. where teams of 2 high schools meet, that's definitely not gambling related even if they sell their forecasts online. You never said the matches are included in gambling games. 

 

Lakatos

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Gambling Related Content in Russia

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Any variation of gambling on soccer match is not allowed unless in countries and (complying with)  restrictions listed. You can always file a complaint. That said, gambling is one of the most enforced sections of the policy. I doubt that  a site which offers gambling on soccer matches is allowed. (Unless in the countries listed)

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