Am I allowed to advertise my poker blog using Facebook Ads?

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Hi guys, does Facebook Ads allow the advertisement of gambling blogs that don't contain casino affiliate links?

According to Facebook, "Ads that promote online gambling and gaming, where anything of monetary value (including cash or digital/virtual currencies, e.g. bitcoin) is required to play, and anything of monetary value forms part of the prize, are only allowed with our prior written permission."

What does this mean?

Poker, sports betting, and slots have millions of followers on Facebook. So the niche isn't banned from Facebook.

Let's say I create a poker blog post about how to play pocket Aces pre-flop. I don't link to any poker room in the blog post or anywhere on my site. But I have an optin box widget on my sidebar to collect email addresses. I have a privacy policy and my lead magnet is a beginner's guide to playing poker.

Is that allowed?
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    You still need prior written from Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well i think this its alowed as you dont promote any affiliate offers directly amd you just build an email list .It shouldnt be a problem
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Reality check: If a dozen forum members say "I don't see a problem - it should be OK" - will that keep FB from shutting you down?



    No, it won't.


    Get permission or take your chances. No one here can grant that permission to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    What do you mean, what does this mean? It's in there. You can run ads to promote gambling only if they give you written permission.


    "... are only allowed with our prior written permission."


    This one seems really easy to me, so what do you not understand?


    Originally Posted by BluesPlayer View Post

    Hi guys, does Facebook Ads allow the advertisement of gambling blogs that don't contain casino affiliate links?

    According to Facebook, "Ads that promote online gambling and gaming, where anything of monetary value (including cash or digital/virtual currencies, e.g. bitcoin) is required to play, and anything of monetary value forms part of the prize, are only allowed with our prior written permission."

    What does this mean?

    Poker, sports betting, and slots have millions of followers on Facebook. So the niche isn't banned from Facebook.

    Let's say I create a poker blog post about how to play pocket Aces pre-flop. I don't link to any poker room in the blog post or anywhere on my site. But I have an optin box widget on my sidebar to collect email addresses. I have a privacy policy and my lead magnet is a beginner's guide to playing poker.

    Is that allowed?
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    • Profile picture of the author BluesPlayer
      [QUOTE=DABK;11702248]What do you mean, what does this mean? It's in there. You can run ads to promote gambling only if they give you written permission.

      Hi thanks for the response. When I applied for permission from Facebook, they asked me what my casino name was and license. I don't have one. I'm an affiliate marketer.

      It's seems they're not familiar with casino/poker affiliate marketing and think I'm a casino that wants to promote gambling on FB.
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        [quote=BluesPlayer;11702292]
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        It's seems they're not familiar with casino/poker affiliate marketing and think I'm a casino that wants to promote gambling on FB.
        If the content itself is how to play pocket aces preflop... it has nothing to do with "Gambling" or a casino. and as long as you no where to be found including in your funnel have a link to a casino... your not breaking a rule.

        Look here as an example: ( https://www.facebook.com/ppgmg/ ) he is selling a book - on Amazon no less.

        As long as you stay with "Strategy" on anything visible to Facebook, I would say you are fine... you are not promoting "gambling" you are promoting "strategy" to a card game that happens to be associated with "gambling" and according to Facebooks rules..i would say they are separate.

        HOWEVER... Because you have a direct line of communication at this point.. I would ask the simple question.. You want to publish and advertise strategy articles for card games. there is no casino involved, do I still need the permission?
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        If your links are sending people to a gambling site, they might not care that you are not a casino. If they're sending them to a site where there are no links to gambling sites (but where you collect emails... and, therefore, you market to people via emails), they might think differently about you.


        Like Savidge said, communicate with them. I know they're difficult, but once they assign someone to deal with you, you can, indeed, ask questions and explain. Does not guarantee success, no matter what. Does not quarantee they will fully answer all your questions. But it might, so, it's worth trying.


        [quote=BluesPlayer;11702292]
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        What do you mean, what does this mean? It's in there. You can run ads to promote gambling only if they give you written permission.

        Hi thanks for the response. When I applied for permission from Facebook, they asked me what my casino name was and license. I don't have one. I'm an affiliate marketer.

        It's seems they're not familiar with casino/poker affiliate marketing and think I'm a casino that wants to promote gambling on FB.
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