The Current State of Gambling in The United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada
The online gambling industry is continuously changing, making it increasingly difficult for the average player to keep track of the changes. Just recently we have seen the UK pass a new licensing law that requires all online casinos in the United Kingdom to be licensed by the UK gambling commission if they wish to continue accepting UK players. Since the passing of this law many ‘single-software downloadable Microgaming casinos’ have stopped accepting UK players. While most of the NetEnt based, multi-software casinos have obtained the license, Rival casinos have completely stopped accepting players from the UK. In fact, as of this year Rival casinos no longer accept any players from Canada either, they do however accept players from the US, AU and the rest of Europe.
To further make things confusing, the lack of United States regulation for online gambling has made it so USA players are limited to just a handful of online casino software providers; with Realtime Gaming and Rival powered casinos being the most popular. TopGame, WGS and Saucify are other, less common software platforms USA players may run across when seeking an online casino. This is not to say that all USA casinos are bad, as some have a very good reputation within the online gambling community. This just means that USA players need to be a bit more careful when choosing an online casino. In fact, the US friendly casinos listed are fully regulated, secure and subject to third party game audits just as any casino would be. The only difference is they are regulated in a jurisdiction outside of the United States. For this, and other obvious reasons we always recommend players do due diligence before depositing at any of our listed mobile online casinos, just as one would before purchasing anything else online.