Player Location Restrictions at Online Casinos
15 June 2012
Apart from being underage or perhaps you accidentally filled in the wrong information during the application process, the other main reason a casino could deny you the chance to sign up with them will be because of the country in which you reside. This is otherwise known as a player location restriction (or restricted territories).
Sometimes is it the country that will not allow you to sign up with the online casino, but other times it is the casino that will restrict you because of the country that you live in. You will find out whether or not you register can account with the online casino when you proceed to fill out the online application form because when you get to the part that requires you to enter your address, it simply won’t have your country of residence as an option.
The best way to avoid filing out the application form unnecessarily would be to check through the casinos terms and conditions or read through their policies, just to see if players from your country are allowed to sign up there.
US players tend to encounter the most restriction problems when trying to register with online casinos. Each state has different laws regarding online gambling, making it difficult for most US players to open an account with a reputable company. Our online casino reviews actually state whether US players are accepted or not and you can often find on the homepage of an online casino the phrase “No US Players Accepted Here”.
Almost every online casino today has some kind of player location restrictions in place. It would be unusual to find one that accepts players from every country. Some could only have one or two restricted countries, whereas others may only accept players from one country and no other players from anywhere else in the world. Jackpot Party Casino for example is a UK online casino that accepts UK based players only and there are also casinos in the US that only accept American players and so on.
The main reason for these restrictions is local online gambling laws and licensing. Some countries are quite strict when it comes to online gambling, so some players can find it almost impossible to gamble online just because of where they live.
It’s always a good idea to double check with the online casino support to see if you can actually sign up from where you live, because local laws may have recently changed. Player location restrictions vary a great deal from one online casino to the next.
So, if you are unsure about these location restrictions, try and get in touch with the customer support, tell them which country you live in and ask whether you are allowed to sign up with them or not. You can usually contact the support via email, live chat or by telephone.
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