Washington State Forces PRWeb to Stop Taking Online Gambling Clients

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C Costigan
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Based in Washington State, PRWeb.com, has been ordered to stop promoting online gambling through its press release service this week.

Washington is the only state that makes online gambling a Class C felony for those who actually place bets on the Web.  The state passed the law in 2006, mostly under pressure from the land-based casino groups operating in Washington. 

PRWeb has long been one of the leading sources for online gambling press releases.  Gambling911.com itself has utilized the company's services with much success. 

PRWeb is part of Vocus, a publicly held company that provides on-demand Web-based software for public relations, distributing press releases over the Internet via RSS. Distribution partners include Yahoo! News, Google News, Lycos News, Topix.net, Excite News and eMediaWire.

PRWeb also owns international web sites to distribute press releases in Spanish (Ambos Medios), French, Chinese, and to French-Canadian and English-Canadian markets.

Vocus itself is based out of Maryland. 

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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