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7 September 2020 - 11:50am

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Why do these online casino game providers restrict certain countries from playing their games? Big Time Gaming for example has restricted Canada then unrestricted them, then put them back on the restricted list.
Netent did it a few years back and then unrestricted Canada earlier this year. Is this some sort of marketing strategy or gimmick?

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8 September 2020 - 1:00pm
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There could be several reasons. The game provider would block the countries where the online slots are not fully allowed or relevantly regulated, so that they avoid any kind of legal troubles as much as possible.

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8 September 2020 - 5:06pm
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I wish the United States didn't have restrictions and I could play all the fun games everyone else plays. Also would be nice to have a shot of winning more than 500x on a slot. On the Bovada sites unless you win a progressive jackpot you're lucky to win anything over 100x. It's ridiculous.

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8 September 2020 - 6:15pm
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ButtBongoFiesta wrote:

I wish the United States didn't have restrictions and I could play all the fun games everyone else plays. Also would be nice to have a shot of winning more than 500x on a slot. On the Bovada sites unless you win a progressive jackpot you're lucky to win anything over 100x. It's ridiculous.

The 3Dice games can be pretty volatile and give up some huge multiplier wins.

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9 September 2020 - 12:07pm
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It's all about the regulatory rules. NetEnt is now allowed in certain states, so you don't get the blanket ban even for demo games. Some places are playing it as safe as possible and will even restrict you for free play.

I get it though. Some of the countries that could be lucrative markets are Draconian in their holding companies accountable for past behavior. Better to just turn off the spigot than let anyone get in there.