Why is Nitrogen Sports blocked in the UK?

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Sports Betting' started by Umair, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Umair

    Umair Member

    I've been doing some research on which bitcoin sportsbook to use and the general consensus seems to be that Nitrogen Sports is currently the best betting site. Unfortunately, I also read that you cannot use Nitrogen in the United Kingdom. Does anyone know if this is true?
  2. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    The Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom (UKGC) introduced new regulations in 2015 that stipulated that any online gambling operator servicing UK citizens had to have a UKGC license regardless of where they were based or what currency was being gambled. The UK Gambling Commission went one step further and wrote letters to bitcoin gambling operators in Great Britain informing them that they were breaking the law by facilitating online gambling without a license.
  3. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  4. Doyle

    Doyle Member

    if nitrogen sports want to get a license to operate in the uk then they will probably also be required to pay a gambling tax on bets placed from inside the uk. since accounts are anonymous i don't see how this would work.
  5. SuckIt

    SuckIt Member

    I don't understand why Nitrogen Sports are afraid of the UK Gambling Commission who have as much teeth as a newborn baby but they don't have a problem serving gamblers in the United States even though the FBI might seize their domain, raid their offices and throw them in jail at any point.
  6. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  7. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Australia plan to introduce a similar law to the UK that requires ALL gambling operators operating within the country to get a license. If this happens then Nitrogen Sports may also leave the Australian gambling marketplace.
  8. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    888poker has kicked off their Australian players from their poker platform and PokerStars and PartyPoker are expected to do the same in the coming week due to the governments crack down on online gambling. Aussies can still play poker for real money at any of these bitcoin poker rooms.
  9. BeastyBoy

    BeastyBoy Member

    i know the UK market is't that big but they should try to corner the market in btc sports betting before the big guns like william hill and ladbrokes start accepting crypto.
  10. Toast

    Toast Member

    It's obviously not worth the legal headache at the moment. Once the crypto-gambling market grow a little larger in Britain then I'm sure they'll reenter. They're not going to leave CloudBet have it all to themselves.
  11. If they are based offshore then why would they care? Some of the directors/owners must be UK citizens who are afraid they won't be able to return home.
  12. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  13. Lance

    Lance Member

    does nitrogen sports still accept australian citizens?
  14. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Yes, Aussies can still sports bet and play poker at Nitrogen Sports. The only restrictions that Nitrogen have are on gamblers from the UK and Spain at the minute. From time to time they may block players from other countries temporarily because of DDOS attacks.
  15. i presume it can't be too hard to get around the geo restrictions if you are using a vpn. nitrogen allows for anonymous accounts so how are they going to know you are based in the UK if you use a vpn that gives you an IP address outside the united kingdom?
  16. uglymug

    uglymug Member

    you could use a vpn but many gambling sites have a list of vpn ip addresses that they block also, similar to how netflix stop people from using vpn's to access the united states version of netflix.
  17. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  18. I'm glad that Nitrogen Sports haven't gone the same route as CloudBet who now block sports bettors from the United States. If you are not going to accept gamblers from the USA then why even call yourself a bitcoin sportsbook. Just start accepting PayPal if you are going to run from every legal threat.

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