Updates to Gambling and games policy (December 2023)

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On 22 January 2024, the Google Ads Gambling and games policy France country-specifics will be updated to remove the reference to online casino, as follows.

Product Allowed? Details
Online gambling No issues detected and positive check mark icon Allowed with limitations

Google allows ads promoting the following online gambling as long as the advertiser is registered with ANJ (Autorité Nationale des Jeux), provides a valid operating licence number, operates on a '.fr' domain and publishes a warning on the landing page and also any image ads against excessive or pathological gaming as well as a message referring to the help and information system as foreseen by the gambling laws:

  • Online gambling
  • Online bingo
  • Sports betting
  • Lotteries

Gambling aggregators are sites that provide information about, or a comparison of, other gambling services, but do not themselves provide gambling activities that require a licence. They may only provide links to gambling sites that hold an ANJ operating licence, but are not operated or controlled by the aggregator. Aggregators must display a message on the landing page warning against excessive or pathological gaming.

Advertisers must also be certified with Google. See how to apply.
Gambling-related products No issues detected and positive check mark icon Allowed with limitations

Google allows ads promoting the following gambling-related products as long as the advertiser is registered with ANJ (Autorité Nationale des Jeux), provides a valid operating licence number, operates on a '.fr' domain and publishes a warning on the landing page and also any image ads against excessive or pathological gaming as well as a message referring to the help and information system as foreseen by the gambling laws:

  • Gambling-related promotional products such as gambling-related vouchers, bonus codes, etc.
  • Gambling-related tutoring and educational materials, such as books and eBooks
  • Gambling-related information, such as tips, odds and handicapping
Advertisers must also be certified with Google. See how to apply.

Advertisers must apply for certification.

The Gambling and games policy page will be updated when the policy goes into effect on 22 January 2024.

(Posted on 22 December 2023)

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