Google Ads has posted an update that bans the use of its platform to promote sports betting services or ads in Florida.

Google said: “In November 2021, the Google Ads Gambling and games policy United States country-specifics will be updated to disallow Sports Betting in Florida.”

Google made this change because of a ruling from a Washington D.C. federal court which invalidated the Florida-Seminole Tribal Gaming Compact and made sports betting in Florida illegal.

Thus Google needs to comply with the federal court ruling and disallow these types of ads being presented and served in Florida.

Google said it began enforcing the policy clarification on 24 November 2021.