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19 April 2018 - 9:07am

Countries restrictions on games providers

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Does anyone knows why some slots providers are restricted in certain countries? For ex. i always was able to play Netent slots but year ago casinos started to restrict them to me. Why it so? I have an answer why casinos restricting some of the countries but cant understand why the same is with the games. Also i have noticed just yesterday that bet365 allows me to play Novomatic slots and these slots are restricted to me at all casinos who has original Novomatic slots. And thats not the end. Some of casinos started to restrict Playngo and Nyx slots but in Lithuanian casinos which are strongly regulated by law of Lithuania are allowed to play. I would be happy if someone be able to give me an answers:)

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19 April 2018 - 1:56pm
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This is a very good question.
I was wondering about it too, especially Netent, Novomatic, Ezugi Live.

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1 May 2018 - 9:19am
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thanks Vanilipas that is a realy good and intresting question !
i live in germany which is a good place when it comes to that question.
i am able to play games from almost every provider but at some casinos they dont allow me to play a hand full of games e.g. any slot with monopoly in the titel it dont metter from wich provider (WMS,BARCREST or Scientific Games)
at 2 casinos they dont allow me to play any Scientific Games slot .

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2 May 2018 - 1:52am
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It is due to the different companies' interpretation of local laws and the fact that many of them share profits on the games with the casino. So for example if you're playing a Net Entertainment game and local laws say gambling is not allowed and the casino is paying say 50% of the profits to Net Ent then the game provider is more or less indirectly operating a casino themselves.

I can't explain why some casinos would allow you to play games from a certain supplier but others would not though. Companies like Net Ent and Microgaming block you on their servers, not the casinos, so even if the casino wanted to let you play them you couldn't.

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3 May 2018 - 5:35pm
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Just to remark that what the other guys saying it's also quite the same here.

Probably it depends from the casinos itself if a players from a certain region/country should of being blocked playing to a particular developer games but deliberately or not not all doing that.
At least that what seems logical to me.

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20 September 2018 - 9:51am
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I'm not sure CL-Ed NetEnt restricts Canadians, but I have not only been able to play their slots at some casinos, I have been able to cash out my winnings afterward too. I had the same discussion with a rep st Rizk Casino the other day, he was saying the same as you.
I dont understand any of it really lol I just know where I can enjoy Netent games and wager real money while I'm at it .

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24 September 2018 - 1:57am
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Be careful. In that case there is a good chance that those Net Ent games you are playing may be pirated. We've seen a lot of casinos recently that run fake games that look just like the real thing, but in fact are running on a server that is under the pirate's control and they have substituted the RNG with their own code. No prizes for guessing what that means.

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5 April 2019 - 6:51pm
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I get the point of restricting access if a provider thinks gambling is illegal in the country. But what's the reason of restricting access to some of the games? Many casinos targeting Russian players say that NetEnt branded and progressive slots can't be played by those living in Russia and some other countries. At the same time other NetEnt slots are available.

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7 April 2019 - 3:34pm
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I know that often times casinos will list the country restrictions for game providers in their terms and conditions. What I remember is that some game providers aren't available due to jurisdiction laws? I always find it odd too that some game providers are available and some not.

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xtober wrote:

I get the point of restricting access if a provider thinks gambling is illegal in the country. But what's the reason of restricting access to some of the games? Many casinos targeting Russian players say that NetEnt branded and progressive slots can't be played by those living in Russia and some other countries. At the same time other NetEnt slots are available.

Yeah this is a good question that I don't have a good answer to. Before Net Ent blocked Australians, we used to be able to play all their games except for the progressive jackpot games. And sometimes they have a list of countries that can't play specific licensed games like the Universal Monsters games or something. I guess it must have to do with local laws regarding the progressive jackpots or licensing deals.

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