Why do some bitcoin casinos NOT accept USA players?

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Casinos' started by PokerGod, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. PokerGod

    PokerGod Member

    I've come across a couple of online casinos that accept bitcoin but not real money gamers from the United States. Why is this? I thought the whole point of using bitcoin was to get around legal restrictions.
  2. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    It will probably depend on where they are licensed and regulated. Countries like the Isle of Man would never grant a license to a gambling website that accepted real money casino or poker players from the United States. They are far more lenient if you are based in Costa Rica or on an Indian reservation.
  3. Spud

    Spud Member

    most bitcoin casinos start out welcoming players from the united states. then one day they get a letter from the u.s. government and they crap their pants. nobody want to spend the rest of their lives in a u.s. prison cell.
  4. Umair

    Umair Member

    Nitrogen Sports doesn't accept gamblers from the UK so it's not just U.S. citizens that get excluded from btc betting sites.
  5. 4TheWin

    4TheWin Member

    That's odd. Online gambling is legal in Britain so why would Nitrogen ban anyone from there?
  6. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Yes, online gambling is legal in the UK but the Gambling Commission there require you to have a license there regardless of where you are based. According to the commission "Bitcoin comes under the category of money’s worth and therefore any operator offering this facility to gamblers in Britain requires an operating licence or they are acting illegally."

    As a result, they sent letters to many bitcoin gambling operators telling them that they were operating illegally, which must have spooked certain sites like NitrogenSports.
  7. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    Online poker is legal in some states like Nevada and New Jersey. Poker rooms like PokerStars, 888 and PartyPoker are all operating legally and paying taxes so I guess they make a lot of legal threats against non licensed gambling sites to stop them operating within their borders. For bitcoin sportsbooks and poker rooms it's simply not worth the legal headaches to operate in certain states.
  8. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    All of the bitcoin casinos that we feature like Fortune Jack and VegasCasino accept real money gamers from the USA. Check out our list of Recommended U.S. Bitcoin Casinos.
  9. Freddy

    Freddy Member

    since bitcoin-only casinos do not require their players to undergo an aml or kyc procedure, the only way they can tell that you live in the united states is by your ip address. if you use a vpn to hide your location then i don't think there is any way for them to block you from gambling.
  10. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Australia has now introduced legislation requiring ALL gambling sites operating in the country to acquire a license. The smaller bitcoin casinos and sportsbooks will likely ignore this but some of the bigger btc gambling operators might decide to stop offering their services to Australian gamblers.
  11. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    Russia is cracking down on online gambling sites now so there is definitely a market outside of the USA for bitcoin casinos.
  12. Doyle

    Doyle Member

    Roger Vers casino doesn't accept U.S. players. He hates the US so much I would have thought he'd happily accept US players.
  13. NKOTB

    NKOTB Member

    Now that Roger lives in St Kitts and Nevis, why does he care what the US authorities think. He'd make a ton more money if his casino accepted gamblers from the United States.
  14. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    I guess Roger still have family in the United States and he'd still like to be able to visit the U.S. for conferences without getting arrested by the FBI at the airport.
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  17. Jake21

    Jake21 Member

    blocking united states players is the dumbest move possible. i used to promote the affiliate program and i can tell you that since they stopped accepting real money players from the united states, my revenue has completely dried up. so stupid. https://forum.bitcoingambling.io/th...betcoinpoker-ag-affiliate-program-a-scam.340/
  18. Wonka

    Wonka Member

    The fact that any cryptocurrency casino would block US gamblers would actually give me faith in them. If they're not accepting American gamers then they are probably regulated and are less likely to disappear with your crypto.
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  19. 2damoon

    2damoon Member

    CloudBet recently banned United States gamblers from their sportsbook and casino. They are one of the biggest cryptocurrency gambling sites so I was really surprised that they were afraid of the U.S. government. They must have lost more than have of their customers overnight. I really hope now that Nitrogen Sports doesn't stop accepting US players soon also.
  20. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    If Nitrogen Sports decide to stop accepting USA gamblers then I'm pretty sure that another sportsbooks will quickly come along to fill the gap in the market left by Nitrogen. I wouldn't be surprised if the people behind sites fiat currency bookmakers like BetOnline or Bovada launched their own cryptocurrency sports betting sites.

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