New affiliate legal questions

Discussion in 'New Casino Affiliates Questions' started by VRCandy, Apr 17, 2018.

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    bettingappguide

    bettingappguide Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Your right, it is a decent well throughout site. I like it
     
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    JonnyPark

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    Hi guys,

    New to this here and just exploring the topic generally out of interest.

    I came across this article recently - I cant post the link but its on sbcamericas from mike murphy exploring the opportunity for affiliates. The most intriguing part for me is:

    "In New Jersey, affiliates must acquire a vendor registration number from the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) in order to promote online casinos and sportsbooks on a cost-per-acquisition (CPA) model. Affiliates wishing to promote on a revenue share basis must undergo an extensive background check, fill out detailed forms, and pay a non-refundable fee of $2,000."

    I guess for me I have 2 questions after reading:

    - As a (legal) US sportsbook affiliate, are you likely to run into trouble by not placing any geo-restrictions on your site?
    - The article mentions the need for a vendor license - if you were to hypothetically be promoting legal US sportsbooks but as a registered company/affiliate from overseas (eg. UK) - 1. do you still need the license and 2. are you likely to have any success in your application given you are not US-based.

    Thanks alot
     
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    Easy.Vegas

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    I know this is an old thread, but it still features prominently in Google so people are still reading it. Also, there's some misinformation that should be corrected.

    All three of these statements are false:

    (1) The laws of some states definitely outlaw "promoting" or "encouraging" gambling. That seems to speak directly to many affiliate websites. In addition, some states also outlaw participating in the profits of gambling, which is exactly what rev-share agreements are.

    (2) Most states have laws against gambling in general, which apply equally to online and offline. Several states also specifically outlaw online gambling.

    (3) I list two cases in my article in which players were charged by their respective states for online gambling. There may be others I don't know about.

    jonnyPark, to answer some of your questions:

    (1) Yes, you need a vendor license to promote NJ casinos, no matter where you reside.

    (2) I'm guessing that you don't need to geo-restrict on your site, that that's the job of the operator. However, you certainly waste your readers' time if you lead them to believe that the operator is open to everyone and not just NJ residents.
     
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    Easy.Vegas

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    I really wish we could edit posts here. To clarify my above post, when I said "all three of 'these' statements are false", I meant, "all three of the *above* statements are false."
     

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