How Brexit could impact online gambling in the future

Online gambling in the UK and EU after BrexitIn years to come the 23rd of June 2016 will be remembered as one of the most historic days in British history. This was the day the country voted against being a member of the European Union.

Leaving the EU could affect the regulation, gaming taxes and poker liquidity as operators could decide to relocate their business in or out of the EU. There will also be a major impact on the regulatory jurisdictions seeing as the UK is home to not 1, but 6 jurisdictions which regulate online gambling.

The law of the UK demands that all operators should pay a 15% point of consumption tax on all their revenues from UK customers. These customers pay in the same international liquidity pool as the rest of the world to have access to the largest tournament prizes available. Brexit has no immediate impact on this regulation or the sites where British players can play. 

Casinos such as Bet365 fall under EU online gambling regulations which specify that license applicants must be members of the EU or the European Economic Area. This could mean that Bet365 may have to reconsider its UK location. Since Britain has chosen to leave the EU, Bet365 is no longer inside the EU and EEA which means they might have to reconsider loyalties and move their headquarters to remain an EU online casino.

Serious implications

Gibraltar has benefited greatly from the new gambling laws instigated in 2005. In fact, it has become a European powerhouse of online gambling and plays host to some of the biggest names in online poker. Both Partypoker and 888poker run their online operations from Gibraltar along with 25 other poker rooms. Gibraltar has certain membership rights to free trade but it is not subject to other aspects of the EU treaties. With Brexit all the rights of access the Gibraltar-based operators have to EU markets are at risk of being ended. Although the risk is not huge or an immediate concern it is not small enough to dismiss without worry. 

Isle of Man is home to the PokerStars headquarters, one of the largest online poker cardrooms in the world, and has more national online gambling licenses than any other operator. With Brexit now official, PokerStars might have to relocate to a jurisdiction where they will have free access to the EU market.

There is an ongoing argument by supporters from both sides on whether the UK will benefit economically from leaving the EU. If there is a decline in economic conditions, then there could be a possible raise in gambling taxes. British players won’t be able to play at sites in some of the EU jurisdictions because the operators can’t afford two sets of gaming taxes. 

"Britain was the EU member most in favour of free trade, both within the EU and the rest of the world."

Now that they have left the EU there is speculation that the EU will become even more protectionist and that they could choose to segregate their poker market from the rest of the world.

The loss of Britain’s commitment to free trade could also have an impact on the decisions made by the EU Court of Justice in the near future. These decisions could leave segregated markets unchallenged. 

While none of the above-mentioned “threats” are immediate, they could have a very large impact on the future of gambling in the EU and Britain in the near future.

April 20, 2017 by : posted in Casino News No Comments

Playing at a safe and secure online casino

Casino safety and securityThe 21st Century is bursting with high-class technological innovation. The technological superiority benefits everyone, from the average person all the way to the big corporations. One of the institutions that has benefited most from these technological advancements are online casinos.

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Casino Security

Casinos go through a lot of effort to provide a safe and secure system for both the house and the players. High-value items such as cash, casino chips, and games are all under strict security watch. The biggest task a casino has is to protect their customer’s private information. Always check if the online casino you’re playing at is legitimate or you might become the victim of a scam.

Most online casinos make use of the most sophisticated and recent technologies to protect themselves and their players. Even land-based casinos make use of biometric facial recognition systems that run via their camera systems. This allows them to eliminate the chance of criminals and banned players entering the floor. 

Casino chips with a high value are at risk of being stolen which is why casinos use Radio Frequency technology to protect them. The chips are embedded with an RFID tag that helps the casino track high-value chips and spot counterfeit chips.

Online Casino Safety

Most online casino makes use of the Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness (NORA) system. The system scans large quantities of databases on transactions, known cheaters, employees, and many others to expose relationships and connections the human eye might miss. 

Random Number Generators (RNGs) are used to ensure that casino games can’t be exploited by the house or a player. Always check if your online casino uses an RNG and that your details are secure.

Online and Live Casino Banking Safety

Online casinos are licensed by a regulatory body that keep a close eye on the casinos they’ve licensed to ensure that there’s nothing shady going on financially or ethically. The RNG used by online casinos also play the role of a testing body. They are generally third-party companies that test the casino security and if they find any flaws or issues it could results in the revocation of the casino’s license and the casino could be shut down permanently.

Both land-based and online casinos undergo a variety of tests on a regular basis to ensure that they offer safe and secure casino banking and experiences. Always do your research when it comes to joining a new casino, legitimate casinos will be open about their security information.

April 19, 2017 by : posted in Casino News No Comments

Make splash with big bonuses at Slots Capital and Desert Nights Casino

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March 31, 2017 by : posted in Casino News No Comments

Bingo Cams and Bright Bingo Refresh Welcome Bonus

Bingo Cams and Bright Bingo have decided to mix things up a bit by switching the featured slot in the welcome bonus. Instead of free spins on Microgaming’s Bridesmaids, new sign-ups will now receive 10 free spins on NetEnt’s Starburst!

The free rounds are added to the already smashing deposit match bonus of 300% available to first time depositors.

Bingo Cams broke the mold when it launched 2011. Webcams opened up a new world for online bingo players. Chat hosts are available, on camera, in the rooms as you play. If you find the concept rather invasive, not to worry, while a cam makes everything a bit more fun it’s not required. The live win moments have captured everything from clever Halloween costumes to marriage proposals through the years.

Bright Bingo came along in 2014 and had a very different concept from its big sister. There are no webcams here. The idea behind the brand was to reward loyalty and the ‘Better Bingo’ loyalty program does just that. There are 10 levels including Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Violet, Silver and Gold. Points are earned for all your play so you’ll gain XP points to move through the levels as you enjoy bingo and slots. Each time you reach a new status. You’ll get Gold Coins, which may be exchanged for goodies in the site’s shop.

Players from the US, Israel, Turkey and Mauritius are not accepted. For more information check out the reviews and our exclusive interview.

March 30, 2017 by : posted in Bingo News No Comments

Guts Casino’s 3rd birthday mega bonus bash

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March 22, 2017 by : posted in Casino News No Comments