As part of a settlement resulting from a lawsuit involving the hosting of illegal gambling ads, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google have agreed to make compensatory payments, reports The New York Times.
The three portals will pay a combined $31.5 million to settle the lawsuit, which was brought forth by federal prosecutors. All three claim they stopped running the ads years ago.
Microsoft will pay the largest portion, $21 million. Yahoo will chip in $7.5 million; Google, $3 million. Payments include setting aside ad space for a public service campaign to educate children about the hazards of underage gambling.