Google Accepting Gambling Ads in UK

As soon as Yahoo and MSN started accepting gambling ads, it was only a short time for Google to join them - as their announcement this week has shown. Obviously Google did not want their competitors grabbing the lucrative advertising revenue.

Like Yahoo UK, Google requires a license to be able to advertise - but they do allow companies licensed in their respective European countries to advertise which Yahoo has yet to introduce. MSN at this stage does not require licensing.

The push to allow online gambling in the US is moving forward with former NY senator Alfonse D'Mato part of the lobby for poker sites.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.