KGC application rejected – what now?

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  • #606899
    frankBP
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    The Kahnawake Gaming Commission’s application for inclusion on the UK ‘White List’ has been rejected.

    Where does this leave UK affiliates who have been promoting casinos such as Captain Cook’s?

    Do we have to remove all related content or do you have plans to be regulated in the EEA?

    #758608
    escape
    Member

    Technically speaking, you should have stopped promoting them back at the start of September when the 2005 Gambling Act came in. It’s up to you, if you think the risk is worth taking then carry on and hope nothing happens, or the casino you’re promoting moves to a white listed area for its licensing. Having spoken to the people who do the advertising enforcement, they would contact you to stop first if an issue was made, and the company you’re promoting would be first in line for legal action, then possibly yourself.

    However, this would mean people would need to be making a complaint against you first, and so far I’ve not seen any examples of how this white list has been policed. Personally I decided to avoid pushing non-listed sites back in August – but if you have one that’s earning you a crust, I understand the dilemma.

    #758609
    frankBP
    Member

    You’re right, of course.

    From September onwards, I put a disclaimer on the relevant pages to the effect that they were licensed by KGC (and therefore not applicable to UK visitors) and that the application was probably going to be accepted – at which point I’d remove the disclaimer.

    Now, I’m up the creek!

    I’ll have to remove all the content (or re-direct it) fairly quickly, unless I get some indication that they intend to move jurisdictions…

    Crust or not, I’m not getting on the wrong side of the law!

    #758614
    cyclone
    Member

    Hey,

    Casino Rewards is currently in the process of going through applications to be licensed through Malta in order to be regulated through the EEA.
    At this stage I don’t have a timeline as to how long this takes, but as soon as I hear any further information I will pass it on.

    #758615

    This is an interesting discussion.
    What UK list are you referring to though, Fortune Palace?

    Kahnawake is a careless licensing jurisdiction whose accreditation does not mean anything. They cooperate with a several highly reputed gambling operators also, but their accreditation alone is no factor of trust and security at all.

    #758626
    escape
    Member

    @Fortune Palace 150716 wrote:

    You’re right, of course.

    From September onwards, I put a disclaimer on the relevant pages to the effect that they were licensed by KGC (and therefore not applicable to UK visitors) and that the application was probably going to be accepted – at which point I’d remove the disclaimer.

    I think you’re confused somewhere down the line. UK players are still able to play at sites licensed outside the white list, so they don’t have to stop playing at KGC licensed sites. It’s just that us advertisers (and that includes anyone who adds an affiliate link) based in the UK are not allowed to promote them.

    #758639
    frankBP
    Member

    Thanks for the replies!

    DioBach, you’re right – I was getting it back to front. I’m now in the process of removing all relevant ads and siphoning all related traffic to a separate page that will explain the situation to visitors.

    Once it’s resolved, I’ll re-instate the original content.

    Yaniv, be sure to let us know as soon as you’re licensed in Malta.

    #758671
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Guys – On a kind of side note make sure you sit in this session on the Friday of CAP Euro as we have a lawyer talking about the exact affects the Gambling Act has on you as affiliates – remember ask questions, it isn’t often you get info from a lawyer for free!! Here is the summary

    12:30-13:00 – Legal Update Session
    Peter Wilson, Blake Tarlo Lapthorn
    What has changed for affiliates in the post September 07 gaming world?
    Now the Gambling Act 2005 has been brought into place, how will this affect the way in which affiliates operate and run their websites? Will the obligations of the operators change?

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