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online casino ban in the US

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by hebrewslave0112, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. hebrewslave0112

    hebrewslave0112 Newbie

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    So, there is an online casino ban in the US. Could an affiliate from the US promote an online casino program without violating the law? And if so what are the ways of doing it.
     
  2. tonysee

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    great question. I look foward to an intelligent response. Technically, you are paid as a "marketer" ...I would think.But i would also like to know if it is possible and legal to do.
     
  3. theultimatepublishing

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    What about an affiliate not from USA but wants to promote casino programs to people in USA?
     
  4. BlackSeo

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    I know about a "good opportunity" to make some money playing
    in the online casinos.but I am In the USA and I don't want to be charged with a misdemeanor count!.

    I have relatives in another country but maybe it will be a hassle to run the "business" from there.

    Bs
     
  5. FEAR

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    i imagine promoting a casino would be ok, as far as i`m aware the new law only means you cant gamble online if you are a US resident.
    i could be wrong though
     
  6. Blackguard_Rogue

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    Just give it some time and the US will bust the balls of even promoting anything it deems a threat to national security.

    I am not happy about this "law" as I am sure many other US poker players are too. The only thing this ban encourages me to do is become even more black-hat, move my servers off US soil and make alliances with more business friendly countries.
     
  7. hebrewslave0112

    hebrewslave0112 Newbie

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    I like the way you think:)
     
  8. Megadeals

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    if you are looking for a poker affiliate program, PM me. I can get you a CPA of $200 per player.
     
  9. dsfeeer

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    no effect for me,asian ^-^
     
  10. Gallardo

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    How does it affect someone who is not located in the US but have servers located in the US and have visitors who are located in US?

    The problem arise on the definition of abetting. When you get paid as affiliate for referring a player, are you considered as abetting?

    If I'm not wrong, the rules are even stricter for sports betting as compared to online casino.
     
  11. booman

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    Why would you be charged with a misdemeanor? Something illegal or is it just questionable?
     
  12. bbbsites

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    I don't think it's illegal at all. From what I understand, it's illegal for any U.S. banking to handle transactions from online casinos. If I'm wrong, I don't mind being corrected.
     
  13. xanubi

    xanubi Registered Member

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    If you are promoting to usa residents, it's ilegal
     
  14. GoldVipClub

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    Hi all.
    Id like to comment regarding advertising, casino which located offshore and payments to affilaites are made from offshore banks and whole operation is done from offshore shouldn't be any problem, we have lot of affilaites promoting our casino from usa as well, we converting super as we almost only casino which accepts usa players/traffic.
    If you would like to get more info just hit me up.

    cheers
     
  15. The OA

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    Very interesting...I have been looking for something like this.
    Will b n touch shortly.
     
  16. GoldVipClub

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    Sure thing.

    Hit me up if ya need anything hosting or anything for start promoting hotest product this days : )

    cheers
     
  17. booman

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    Show me a law that states that. The law that was added in on the port security bill made it "illegal" for financial institutions from sending/receiving money from online gambling websites. The premise for this was that "online gambling sites provide a front for money laundering, some of it by drug sellers and terrorist groups, while preying on children and gambling addicts", which is total bullshit.

    There was talk that promoting gambling sites would result in "Aiding and abetting" laws to result in arrest and prosecution for those who provide links to US residents. Havn't heard of an affiliate yet that went down for this in the year since the bills passing. Neteller was taken down and that's why all US banks stopped allowing direct transactions with them, since they were the biggest site allowing financial transactions between players and gambling sites, which is what the law was geared towards.

    As for casinoes, I don't promote them.

    As for poker you can stay abreast of news and info at any major poker forum like here: 2Plus2
    and here US Poker Players Alliance


    If you are a US resident you should really start taking a look at what your government is doing. Passing laws that regulate the morality of this country is NOT their job...
     
  18. domainpig

    domainpig BANNED BANNED

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    Megadeals could you please tell me the name
    of your poker affiliate? I have great traffic
     
  19. cashsalute

    cashsalute BANNED BANNED

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    I'd advise you all to check out this site. Hopefully the SOBS won't throw me in jail for posting my reccomendations and opinions as this seems to be the greatest evil in their eyes on planet earth nowadays.

    http://sunshine-slots.com/gambling-for-us-players.html

    As you can see it is not illegal in ALL the states, only 11 states have restrictions so far. I have promoted online casinos that allow usa players before and never had a problem(other then a check from a foreign country I'm still waiting to clear grr) and I plan to continue promoting them until my skin rots in the ground.

    As for banking institutions, yes sometimes they don't let people put money in, but I've noticed more times then not money has gone in. Of course there is other ways to pay and you can always reccomend these to the customer.

    I love to say this and I'll say it again and again:
    write as many damn laws as you like, the law in my head said its ok, so its gonna happen. bitches.
     
  20. portillo

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    Totallly illegal. If anyone wants specific proof, documentation, etc. Let me know. The law in effect makes it a FELONY offense for anyone in the United States to profit from/promote/participate or otherwise conspire to do the above with any online casino games that use "real " money. There is a broad range of interpretation but if you have to think about it or are in questionable range, TRUST me it is not worth the potential loss. The US government is all over anyone affiliated to an online gaming operation and they are handing out indictments like parking tickets. As for everyone outside of the USA I dont have any "experience" with foreign casinos and online gaming laws, but as far as I know its free range out there so have fun. Luther you may want to look into Canada's laws because they may mirror USA in this arena. The main purpose of the law is to prevent the funds being used for illicit purposes if you can read throught the terminology. US Servers you fall under the jurisdiction and you too can be scorched by the law but only to the extent of being shut down most likely