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Google Yahoo MSN Fined Millions for Online Gambling Ads

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 20, 2007
13 years ago2,334 views

abcnews.go.com/Technology/FedC ...

Three major Internet companies have settled with the Justice Department for $31.5 million for promoting illegal online gambling, a U.S. attorney in Missouri announced Wednesday.

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo will set up a fund to air public service announcements informing young people that online gambling in the United States is illegal.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

They should do a crackdown on online poker TV commercials then. There are a ton of those being played.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<Google will pay the government $3 million ... for their participation in advertising online gambling>>

Wonder if that's a mere fraction of the AdWords revenues they *made* from the ads...

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