Google bans gambling ads in uk

Saw this on search engine land earlier google has now baned adsense for play gambeling sites and “gambleing tutorials” google state:

We will no longer take ads for sites that promote gambling related content or gambling tutorials or whose primary purpose is `playing for fun’, gambling or casino games of skill. While we respect people’s differing views on gambling – and support freedom of expression – we believe that this new policy is simpler for everyone to understand and more in tune with users’ wishes.

Interesting I wonder if they realise that NS&I the govt department that runs premium bonds also runs adsense for terms like “premium bonds” – hmm so those are going too ? You are after all gambling with the interest you would other wise receive on say something like a 10 year gilt.

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