The Mercury News is reporting that both Google and Yahoo (Overture) will soon ban advertisements for online casinos.

Casino related ads were hot sellers at both Google and Yahoo with some cost-per-click bids running as high as $10 US. Although it was a significant source of revenue for both these companies, it’s likely they were under serious pressure from government to remove the ads.

So.. the removal of these ads spells opportunity for those of you who run real world bricks and mortar casinos. Less bidders means lower costs!