Online casino in the world: from interdiction to anarchy

thursday 6 august 2015
In Igaming and online game

A study reveals that around 4 billion people in the world cannot play mess on the web. In the United States, the major restrictions, but in many other countries the gambling anarchy applies.

Recent research conducted on 225 states of the world and published by AGIMEG has highlighted that access to online casinos are banned for more than half of the world population.

In 151 states to focus money in a casino game is considered an illegal practice. In Russia, Thailand, Israel, Japan and other states the mess are allowed only on ships, but not on the mainland or online. In Libya, the laws relating to gambling are included in those concerning witchcraft and magic.

In other countries The rules and restrictions relating to gambling and game in online casinos are very heterogeneous: we move from countries where anarchy in the sottore applies due to the total absence of a regulation (93 nations including Chile and Venezuela) to countries that provide for more or less restrictive laws, with the USAs that are the lion's part in the 'Importing limitations to the online. About 3/4 of the online casinos on the web would not have the credentials to operate in the United States, whose legislation perhaps tends to protect the interests of the countless gambling halls throughout the territory. In Iceland, however, 93% of the mess would be approved.

61 states that allow operators to provide betting services via the web through the issue of a state license (including USA), even if in half of them the law is respected only by local operators and not by foreign ones, who continue to operate without license, sometimes dodging the blocks put in place by local telephony and internet services.

According to the data reported in the study, it seems that only 24% of online casinos limits access to players who reside in a nation where a license is needed to operate. 22%, on the other hand, limits access to users who connect from countries where prohibitions or restrictions are planned.

Some interesting cases: in Israel it is enough to be surprised in a place of play to be pursued, given that the obligation for law enforcement to demonstrate that the subject is actually betting does not exist. In some Arab countries the game is prohibited due to the ban on the Koran. In the Faroe Islands, the import of the Macies slots is prohibited, unless these are intended for private use.

Wanting to make a list of the most tolerant and less tolerant countries, USA would position themselves in the middle of the standings. In our country there are rules on gambling in online casinos for about 3 years and companies that want to operate in the sector, both local and foreign, must first obtain the concession by AAMS.