As Reported by Pokernewsdaily.com: "In a change that took effect this week, PRWeb, a major press release distributor, announced that it would no longer accept news from “online gambling
or related websites.” The service was previously used by some of the world’s largest online poker rooms, including Ultimate Bet, Ladbrokes, and Titan Poker.
An e-mail sent to PRWeb’s editorial staff from its management mandated, “Moving forward, PRWeb will no longer be publishing releases that promote or link to online gambling or related websites. This shift in editorial has been prompted by legal considerations and brings us in line with the stance that other notable organizations such as Google and Yahoo are currently taking with regard to promotion of online gambling in the U.S.”
A representative from Ultimate Bet told Poker News Daily that the company received notification that an editorial hold had been placed on a release that was scheduled to go out this week. An e-mail sent from PRWeb offered the Tokwiro-owned online poker site a full refund. In response, the spokesperson stated, “We expressed our disappointment that they have chosen to place all gaming-related content in the same category rather than considering poker as a game of skill. We requested that they reconsider the details of their policy and look to exempt poker-related content from this blanket ban on all gaming-based editorial.” Ultimate Bet has not received correspondence from PRWeb to its request..."
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