Google's Play Store for Android is reportedly goign to begin allowing real money gambling apps in regulated jurisdictions, ending years of bans that have been set on the store.
The revelation was made by UK digital firm Degree53, who claims that Google has begun emailing large online betting operators to inform them of the change in policy. The email said that the policy will change in early August of this year, and that the company will accept applications for real money apps within the UK, Ireland, and France. More countries may be added to the whitelist in the future.
Google will reportedly require operators to submit documents verifying their current gaming licenses, and that sites don't have this will not be permitted to offer their apps in the Play Store. The company has been very tight on gambling across its multiple products, prohibiting online gambling advertising on its Google search engine, as well as restricting gaming apps in their Play Store.
This change in policy will likely have a major impact on internet gambling moving forward, and the Casino Listings news team will keep readers up to date as more developments arise.