By the Days, October 14th 2006 (Dominic Walsh):
“PRESIDENT BUSH sounded the death knell of America’s $6 billion (#3.2 billion) online gaming industry yesterday when he officially signed legislation banning all trades involving US punters…”
This HAPPYLUKE relates to the passing of the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act as an appendium to the Safe Port Act. It would appear that its purpose is really always to prevents any online gaming to be carried out in the US. The British Government also have maintained very quite about its own aid or otherwise, even though oppostion parties have spoken out against efforts by US Authorites to implicate UK Bankers in what they believe to be’retrospective legislation’ All online gambling companies have stopped any online-gambling for’RealMoney’ in the US.
Its further complicated by the very fact that there appears to be no specific laws to stop online gambling from the states of Nevada, California and Louisiana. (origin ATS Networks, according to ATS Bets. com)
Online Casino operators no longer accept memberships for RealMoney gambling from anybody physically found in the united states. Clearly that is the proper reaction.
Technically this introduces huge challenges. Its easy enough to block IP address coming from the usa. It is simple enough to test home addresses and also credit-card addresses, however what about the punter that’s decided, and includes a little Computer comprehension? Lets face it the standard of computer knowledge amount the common person on the street these days, often surpasses the standard of computer experts of only a few short years ago. And it becomes even better as each day goes on.
For a person within the usa to get a non US mailing address, and to even obtain a non refundable US credit/debit card isn’t a real problem for some determined’High Roller’. So, does the true protection originate from exposing US source ipaddresses? Unfortunately, for somebody with just a little computer knowledge nowadays, the answer has to be’no, it offers no security at all’. Any country you prefer nearly. It takes only a few minutes, and someone in the united states can appear to the on-line gaming organizations computer to be everywhere on the planet.
Proxy servers can be detected at the most part, but these could be’cheated’ by the incredibly determined.
I’m of the opinion that Proxy Servers need to be regarded as a potential risk to internet gaming providers, and that, for the moment anyway, anybody attempting to access on the web gambling via the use of a Proxy sever, has to be considered as potentially being physically at the united states. All proxy server traffic to online gaming businesses therefore has to be identified with the online gaming businesses computer systems, and also block/banned from accessing this system. Using higher level calculating’tools’ to detect this is essential. I watch developments in this whole area using interest.
Oh , with things as they have reached the present time, I have to only add that if you are in the US PLEASE ONLY VISIT MY SITE FOR GAMES THAT DO NOT INVOLVE real cash.
Graham A Harris