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www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US

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www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US for several gambling related keywords. I've submitted numerous complaints but still no action has been taken against this site. They are showing ads for keywords like "bovada poker", "bovada poker review", "bovada poker review 2013", "bovada poker bonus" and many others. This webmaster is also using geotargeting and redirects US players to online poker sites and removes the geotargeting sometimes to look innocent.

 

It's obvious that they've bribed some Google employee otherwise how is it possible to show ads for gambling keywords without getting banned? Google does not allow webmasters to show ads for gambling keywords in USA still this site has been doing it for last several months.

 

I request someone from the adwords team to look into this as well as ban this account asap. I've copied the link addresses as advised in the complaint form and here they are:

 

 

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=CvudtNYeCUbeyH4qBrQeSj4HQCpjgyfAC2NTknEDByO2ulwEIABABULDzv5X8____...

 

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=CViIc-YiCUejRBYHcrAfc2YCYBZjgyfAC2NTknEDByO2ulwEIABABULDzv5X8____...

 

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=CDsxEHYmCUeWbK4rbrAfzxIHoB5jgyfAC2NTknEDByO2ulwEIABABULDzv5X8____...

 

 

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Re: www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US

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Hi;

I don't see any gambling ads on my machines.

 

In general Google, restrict / limits gambling ads per local laws; The limitations are on advertisers, not on publishers (=sites)

  • Can you upload screenshots?
  • Is it on this specific site only, do  you get gambling ads on other site as well?

 

 

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Sure, see the screenshots below. Google restricts showing ads for online gambling related keywords/terms in the USA. This website very clearly is built on a domain name similar to bovada poker and showing ads for bovada poker related keywords. This advertiser is also using geotargeting to redirect US traffic and removes the redirects from time to time. Even if the site that you see doesn't have anything to do with gambling, showing these ads for poker related keywords is clearly a violation of Google's adwords policies. If Google allows this advertiser to display ads for these keywords, other advertisers must also be allowed. 

 

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Re: www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US

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OK ; Got it ;

I will refer the case to Google asking to comment;

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Thanks. Just noticed, there's another site www.rungoodgear.com violating Google adwords guidelines and displaying ad for "texas holdem poker sites".

 

What's going on Google? How the heck these shady advertisers are violating your guidelines so easily when there is a strict any-gambling ads policy for Google USA? See the screenshot:

 

 

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Re: www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US

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Hi there;

Google has informed that the ads have been disapproved;

Let me know if those advertisers continue to violate;

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Edit: They're showing the ads again for keywords like "bovada poker", "bovada poker review", "bovada poker review 2013" :/

Re: www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US

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Could you upload screenshots again? this is the best way to "tackle" the issue

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Image uploader isn't working, here are the pics I uploaded on imgur:

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/C0Vmswx.png

 

http://i.imgur.com/8t8Q8M1.png

 

http://i.imgur.com/DqNsjfz.png

 

http://i.imgur.com/eR1XAes.png

Re: www.bovadacom.com is displaying gambling ads in Google US

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we can't see these pics;

probably a bug in linking pics

Please provide links to external sites

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