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Advertorials Underfire From ASA

Tuesday, Sep. 26th 2017 7:13 AM

Advertising Standards Authority

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If you haven’t already figured it you, here at Playing Bingo we advertise online bingo sites. We do so by providing our readers details of promotions and various updates on software, new bingo sites and general news from the world of online gaming. In all the years we have been doing this, we have done it with honesty, integrity and first and foremost as players ourselves. Some other advertisers are far less scrupulous as the Advertising Standards Authority recently revealed.

All advertisers are bound by BCAP and CAP codes and face a virtual slap on the wrists if they break the rules. It would seem that some pay no regard to the codes, or have any morals in promoting online gambling.

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iCANN gTLD Draw Result For String ‘bingo’

Friday, Dec. 21st 2012 7:09 AM

On 17th December the prioritisation draw for the new gTLD’s (Generic Top Level Domains) took place after applicants paid a fee of $100 to be allocated a priority number. This number determined the order in which applications travel through the remaining stages of the validation process for iCANN. Details of the bingo relevance for this can be found here.

In amongst the gTLD’s that appealed to big gaming brands like William Hill were dot bingo, dot casino and dot poker. Two companies bidding on the dot bingo were dot Bingo Ltd and Sand Cedar LLC – the former was allocated number 645 and the latter 1257.

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Internet Authority Assessing .bingo As A gTLD

Friday, Jun. 15th 2012 7:05 AM

When you think of any online bingo brand you think .com or right? Well things could be set to change in the future as ICANN has just released a complete list of 1930 generic top-level domains (in layman’s terms, the word that appears after the ‘.’ in any web address or otherwise known as gTLD’s) and in amongst them is .bingo. Rumour has it that big names like William Hill and Ladbrokes are even after purchasing their own brand gTLD’s – .williamhill and .ladbrokes – so we could see a change in how we search and visit our bingo sites in the future.

The cost for having a branded gTLD is something in the region of $185,000 with an annual renewal fee of $25,000 but big name brands like Foxy, William Hill, Ladbrokes and many others would easily be able to cover these charges. The .bingo gTLD would know doubt have a price tag similar to that of the .com, and .net.

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