#0 - April 14, 2009, 12:29 a.m.
Blizzard Post

This policy is now in effect, and we thank you for ceasing all Casino advertising.

Source: http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=27048


We’ve created World of Warcraft to provide the best, most fun, most epic experience possible for you, our fellow players. When it becomes clear that an activity is occurring which stands in the way of the fun, you can be confident that we’ll respond to your call and do our utmost to protect the essence of what makes World of Warcraft great. In recent days in-game casinos have once again become a common concern.

Over the last several weeks we’ve carefully monitored the Casino situation, and we’ve thoroughly reviewed all of your feedback. We’ve heard you, and the results are clear: Casino Advertisements are not welcome at all, and they impede your enjoyment of the World of Warcraft. In response to your feedback, we would like to inform our players that as of April 20th, 2009 (this date may be subject to change) any advertising for a casino is not permitted. This is to allow warning time for everyone involved to immediately begin adapting to the current approach.

Please feel free to report any casino advertisements you see on in-game public channels and we will be happy to investigate with the aim of addressing the issue both swiftly and appropriately.

We appreciate hearing from those of you who have expressed your concerns and we thank you all for refraining from advertising for casino related activities via in-game channels, in-game mail, or on our forums. Also, as always, please keep in mind that if casinos cause further issues for our players that we may find it necessary to continue to adjust our approach to the practice.