For the reasons stated herein, we have decided to shift all our future videos in the RoadGambler Real Craps Game series to RoadGambler.com for exclusive viewing.
It came to our attention that YouTube may take down our videos at any time, due to YouTube’s restrictive and unpredictable policy regarding gambling related content. Indeed, many major publishers of gambling-related content have had their content taken down without warning: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/gambling-channels-are-the-latest-victims-of-youtubes-arbitrary-moderation-process/562157/
YouTube’s policy on gambling-related content prevented us from monetizing our videos through Ad Sense. These videos have significant costs associated with their production, and I pay my employees a living wage to produce and work on these videos. The most laborious and cost-intensive part of post-production work is censoring the footage, which we do out of respect for people’s privacy.
YouTube has a very restrictive policy regarding gambling and copyrighted content, which would often allow a copyright holder to use our work for their financial gain. Usually, the problem regarding copyright is the music that’s played in the background. At RoadGambler.com, we understand and respect the issue of copyright, as we would not want others to use our work for their own commercial gain.
However, the issue is that while YouTube did not allow for us to monetize our self-created videos because of the gambling related content, Youtube then allowed other copyright holders (who happened to coincidentally have their music playing in the background) to monetize our videos, despite the existence of the exact same gambling related content for which we were denied. We found this stance to be hypocritical and unbearable.
Therefore, we thought it was best to shift our footage to be played on our website, and not on Youtube.
Going forward, we will own our own work. We are grateful that you are here with us, and we look forward to entertaining you for many more years to come.
In that spirit, here is the first Real Craps Game exclusively on RoadGambler.com. Craps at the Palms Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Enjoy!