“PRESIDENT BUSH sounded the death knell of America’s $6 billion (#3.2 billion) internet gaming industry yesterday when he signed legislation banning most of transactions involving US punters…”
It would seem that its objective is always to averts any on-line gaming to be carried out from the united states. The British Government have kept very quite about its own support or otherwise, even though oppostion parties have spoken out against efforts from US Authorites to implicate UK Bankers in what they consider to be’retrospective legislation’ All online gaming businesses have stopped any online-gambling for’real money’ from the US. (origin The Times, October 14th 2006)
Its HAPPYLUKE complicated with the fact that there is apparently no particular legislation to stop online betting in the nations of Nevada, California and Louisiana. (origin ATS Networks, according to ATS Bets. com)
Internet casino operators no longer accept memberships for real money gaming from anybody physically located in the united states. Obviously that’s the proper reaction.
Technically this presents huge challenges. Its easy enough to block ip coming from the usa. It’s simple enough to check on home addresses etc and also creditcard addresses, but what exactly about the punter that’s determined, and has a tiny Computer comprehension? Lets face it the conventional of computer knowledge level the common person on the street these days, frequently exceeds the grade of computer pros of only a couple decades ago. Also it becomes better as each day goes by.
For a person within the usa to obtain a non refundable US mailing address, and even to get a non US credit/debit card isn’t really a true problem for some determined’High Definition’. So, does the real protection come from exposing US origin ipaddresses? Regrettably, for someone with just a modest computer knowledge these days, the clear answer has to be’no, it offers no protection at all’. Any country you prefer almost. It will take just a few minutes, and some one in the united states can seem to the on-line gaming companies computer to be elsewhere in the World.
Proxy servers can also be discovered at many part, however these may be’cheated’ by the extremely determined.
I am of the belief that Proxy Servers have to be regarded as a potential risk to internet gambling providers, therefore, for now anyway, anyone attempting to access on the web gaming via the use of a Proxy sever, needs to be looked at as potentially being physically in the united states. All proxy server traffic to internet gaming companies therefore needs to be identified with the internet gaming businesses computer systems, and block/banned from accessing that system. Using advanced level computing’tools’ to detect that this is essential.
Oh yes, with things as they have reached the moment, I have to only add when you’re in the united states PLEASE ONLY VISIT MY SITE FOR GAMES THAT DO NOT INVOLVE real cash.
Graham A Harris