|The online gaming community is investigating whether recent allegations that banner advertisements for online casinos may be too much for compulsive gamblers to ignore. |
The often garish and noticeable banners bring images of great riches and fantastic excitement to the view’s monitor.
Couple this allure to the fact that online casinos make up a large proportion of the world’s banner advertisements with Casino-On-Net alone being one of the 25 most advertised sites on the net, and it is easy to see why the casinos themselves are concerned.
To date the online casino industry has been largely self-regulated and eager not to kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Online casinos almost always lean to the side of caution and good corporate citizenship when it comes to the welfare of all the net’s citizens. Online casinos are now voluntarily looking for recommendations from organizations like GamCare and Gamblers Anonymous on how to protect net surfers from becoming problem gamblers.
“Online casino operators are always looking to protect problem gamblers and try to implement self exclusion policies whenever possible. They would certainly be all ears if there were verified recommendations from organizations like GA regarding recommended online banner advertising policy.”