FTC Warns Consumers About Online Gambling, Minors

Share this content:
The Federal Trade Commission released results of an informal survey of Web sites yesterday that found minors can easily access gambling Web sites and are often exposed to advertising for online gambling on non-gambling sites.


The FTC, which visited more than 100 gambling sites, found that 20 percent of the sites had no warning about underage gambling prohibition. Many of the other sites had inadequate or hard-to-find warnings, according to the FTC. The survey also found that the sites had no mechanism to block minors from entering and playing.


"Here's what we learned: Online gambling and kids is a bad bet," FTC chairman Timothy J. Muris said in a statement.


Loading links....
close

Next Article in Digital Marketing

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

We recently were named B2B Magazine's Direct Marketing Agency of the Year, and with good reason: We make real, measureable, positive change happen for our clients. A full-service agency founded in 1974, Bader Rutter expertly helps you get the right message to the right audience at the right time through the right channels. As we engage our clients' audiences along their journey, direct marketing (email, direct mail, phone, SMS) and behavioral marketing (SEM, retargeting, contextual) channels deliver information relevant to the needs of each stage. We are experts at implementing and leveraging marketing technologies such as CRM and marketing automation in order to synchronize sales and marketing communications. Our team of architects and activators plan, execute, measure and adjust in real time to ensure the strategy is working as needed and change things if it's not.

Find out more here »

DMN's Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here