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Redirects[edit]

"Online gambling" redirects here. I'm not so sure this is a good idea. In Vegas and most other places in the world, it is common to see poker, sports betting, and casino games all in the same place. Online, this is by far less common: many sites run just a poker room, or are just a betting exchange/bookmaker, or just a casino, etc., so "online casino" covers only about a third of what could be called "online gambling". - furrykef (Talk at me) 20:05, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

"Ineractive gambling" redirects here, and that isn't even a word. Change it to Interactive, if you please. SirJaso (talk) 21:06, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

I left the miss-spelled one in place, but created a redirect from Ineractive gambling --GraemeL (talk) 21:19, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
I changed them both to the online gambling article. 2005 (talk) 23:00, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Legality[edit]

Playing at online casinos is against United States law, but the federal government is finding it difficult to enforce this law even though the vast majority of online players are Americans.

I doubt online gambling is actually illegal in the United States. Somebody name a law before saying things like this. (I know the Federal Wire Act doesn't apply.) - furrykef (Talk at me) 05:39, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

A clue... from my memory, the US cannot outlaw online casinos because it violates international trade agreements. (Outlawing international online casinos would give US casinos an unfair competitive edge.) I don't have the energy to look it up right now. 24.180.242.168 (talk) 02:27, 28 September 2010 (UTC). There have been rulings in international trade courts against the United States, but they have just fined the USA for restraint of trade. Not wanting to go to battle, many casino's like Beneficial Holdings' www.bet.cr by Beneficial just make it clear they don't accept USA players.

Bonus hunting[edit]

I wrote the section about bonuses. I'd like to say that so far this year (starting January 1), I've turned $550 into nearly $4000 through bonus hunting -- it really does work. :) At first I didn't want to add it to the article, fearing that it may help cause more bonuses to dry up, but I doubt enough people will hit casinos just because they read about it on Wikipedia to cause any concern. - furrykef (Talk at me) 13:33, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Multiplier Player Accounts for bonus hunting – This is when one user creates multiple accounts to take advantage of bonuses or new player account promotions. These players are often detected through similar signup information or the use of the same computer or IP address. Players that create multiple accounts are also sometimes referred to as “bonus hunters” or “bonus whores”. This is why many online casinos attach wager or rollover requirements to bonuses to limit the number of bonus abusers creating multiple player accounts.

Just a note: Betting both Black and Red on a roulette table is not a "guaranteed" break even, it is not a "risk free" bet. Roulette tables have a double Zero which is Green. This ensures that there is no 50% chance to win in a casino. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.188.177.243 (talk) 23:27, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

gamblingcommission.com[edit]

I was about to restore the gamblingcommission.com link but the anon user seems to be correct. This is not a valid regulatory organization. - Tεxτurε 15:42, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Right. Leave it off. - furrykef (Talk at me) 19:16, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Casino Blacklists[edit]

I don't think it's appropriate to recommend a large number of casino blacklists from casino affiliate sites here, but I'd be interested in other opinions. It seems like this is clearly not the neutral point of view we should be aiming for. Rray 16:23, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

I agree. A short paragraph or sentence saying numerous portals or watchdog groups offer blacklists is what we should do. There is no reason to enumerate them here, and plenty of reason not to. Rray, I'd support you in redoing that section. 2005 20:31, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
While maybe a direct link to the blacklist section doesn't belong, I think a link to www.wizardofodds.com (which was recently reverted, though there was another more questionable link to go with it) belongs. Though it does make use of affiliate links, the website is one of the most informative about online gaming, including correct odds and strategy for a large number of games and some original analysis. It is used by a fair number of people, including recreational players, more serious players, and bonus hunters. "wizardofodds.com" gets 31,000 google hits, and the maintainer is not the type to spam his site, so I would imagine a large portion of the hits is legitimate. Skimming over the results seems to confirm this as well. - furrykef (Talk at me) 19:10, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
Its a fine site, but so are plenty of others. There is no reason to link it from this article. An additional link to http://www.dmoz.org/Games/Gambling/Guides/ where wizard and others are linked would seem fine. 2005 19:37, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Personally I feel the outbound link to slotsadvisor.com doesn't actually prove anything regarding casino blacklists, it just suggests "the industry" shares a casino blacklist, apologies if I'm missing the point, but no credible evidence is offered by the site, nor does it offer the reader any solid claims. I agree with the dmoz.org suggestion. HollyJoy 17:10, 05 February 2009 (UTC)

What is it with this flood of links towards all these scandal casino websites? Nobody is doing anything against it. The admin at wizardofodds writes an article and the next day we see a link towards it on WikiPedia. Did Wikipedia become an advertisement area of which only these scandal sites are aware of? They are simple forums, nothing more, and they cannot be treated as valid sources, because they can show simply any information that crosses through the head of the writer. There is no proof everything from there is legit or that is not outdated. 2005 19:37, 20 June2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by IHaveNoName111 (talkcontribs)

Playtech Software[edit]

Playtech software belongs on the lists of software clients commonly used to power online casinos. It would be inappropriate to leave the software out because you think it's "not random". (Playtech powers at least 65 casinos, possibly more, making it one of the more significant software providers.)

Also Casino Tropez includes a certification letter regarding the randomness of the software here.

There is a Playtech. It "might" be appropriate to question the integrity of the software in the article there if a neutral POV is maintained, but I would say that some type of citation would be appropriate before doing so. Rray 00:05, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Merged?[edit]

Who merged the bonus whoring page into this article? I think they should be separate. Online bonuses and bonus whoring could maybe be one article, but this article should primarily be about online casinos. GusChiggins21 (talk) 19:12, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Multiple editors discussed this and agreed to the merge before it was acted on. There were no objections to the merge. "Bonus whoring" is too specific a topic to be notable enough for an article of its own. Notability requires coverage from multiple reliable sources.Rray (talk) 22:08, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
This article already had several paragraphs on bonuses. It's pretty silly to have a different article talking about bonuses again just to make the point that you can turn a profit with them. One way to do it would be to make another article about bonuses and hunting together, but at this point the article works fine the way it is. In general its is better to deal with subjects in one place. If the article got much longer (which is unlikely) splitting off sections could make sense, but bonuses are just one aspect of playing at an online casino so it works fine here. And more importantly, we need to avoid several such redundant articles. 2005 (talk) 23:49, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 September 2017[edit]

Please change: The difference comes at cashout time. A phantom bonus disappears when the player cashes out, while the sticky bonus 'sticks' to the player's account until it is lost.

To: The difference between cash-able and phantom bonuses comes at cashout time. A phantom bonus is deducted from player's balance at the moment he places his withdrawal request. For example: if you deposited $100, received a $100, played and finished the wagering with $150. If the bonus is sticky, the player will be able to withdraw just $50. If bonus is cash-able, then the whole balance is available for withdrawal.

Reasons: What is stated is not correct. Fantom and Sticky are terms for the same thing: bonuses which are not withdrawable. You can find plenty example if you google "phantom vs cashable bonus" - they all will show that. Unoduuu (talk) 18:02, 25 September 2017 (UTC) Unoduuu (talk) 18:02, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Done SparklingPessimist Scream at me! 19:16, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 October 2017[edit]

I would like to improve the United Kingdom and Danish laws in this article. I've written a piece for UK already. Here is a quick summary

Britain is one of the most permissive territories when it comes to remote gambling, with online operators able to conduct almost all forms of legal land-based gambling and betting. Despite this relative tolerance, the UK is also a tightly regulated online gambling market, with all companies wanting to operate in the country required to hold a license from the UK Gambling Commission -- the country’s gambling oversight body. The commission ensures that gambling businesses are adequately transparent about their operations, conform to compulsory standards of fairness and don’t target marketing materials to underage or vulnerable people. ThePaku (talk) 09:40, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. GermanJoe (talk) 09:47, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Also, please note that promotional commercial links are usually not suitable as sources, and self-published sources should be used sparingly and only for uncontroversial information (WP:SPS). Especially subjective or extraordinary claims need truely independent high-quality sources. I have posted a few additional links with info on your user talkpage. GermanJoe (talk) 09:55, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 October 2017[edit]

I Would like to add content to the legal section on this article around the following countries;

1) Sweden 2) Finland 3) Denmark 4) Norway

These countries are particularly popular for online casino players and operators alike and are all in different phases of regulation.

Best,

Chris Chrisjrsl (talk) 10:28, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 13:43, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 March 2018[edit]

I would like to improve grammar and formatting. Bodhistawa (talk) 10:01, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Gulumeemee (talk) 11:21, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Suggested edits (July 2018)[edit]

In 2018 web-based online casinos are mainly using HTML5. So it is not any more correct that they use mainly Flash. This information needs to be updated. "Apple devices such as iPod, iPad and iPhone cannot play Flash games as the technology is not supported." It is true that Flash is not supported. But Casinos have a presence on iOS and Android as native-apps. The solution involves HTML5 based solutions like Electron. (https://www.casinomobsters.com/iphone/)

Also relevant: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/#gaming-gambling-and-lotteries In iOS gaming for real money is allowed, but "Apps may not use in-app purchase to purchase credit or currency for use in conjunction with real money gaming of any kind, and may not enable people to purchase lottery or raffle tickets or initiate fund transfers in the app."

The categories should be a matrix.

  • Category by type of client: Web-based, Application based.
  • Category by type of game: RNG, Live game.

There are Live game casinos web-based and application based. The same goes for RNG.

"employs one or more cameramen" is false. You need several cameras and dealers with a green screen. But the camera can be static and not require manual operation.

"assuming the player trusts the regulator." adds nothing to the article. Whatever the player trusts the regulator or not, the regulator function is the same, only the "perception" changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.136.10.204 (talk) 07:36, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 September 2018[edit]

[a copy of the article was posted here] — Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎188.174.115.181 (talkcontribs) 08:04, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --bonadea contributions talk 08:20, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 December 2018[edit]

41.217.116.203 (talk) 07:12, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. DannyS712 (talk) 08:10, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 January 2019[edit]

Please, change X to Y (two sections below)

Extended content

X

Legality[edit]

Online gambling legislation often has loopholes that result from the rapid development of the technology underpinning the development of the industry. Some countries, including Belgium, Canada, Finland and Sweden have state gambling monopolies and do not grant licenses to foreign casino operators. According to their law, operators licensed on the territory of these countries can only be considered legal. At the same time, they can't prosecute foreign casino operators and only block their sites. Players in these countries can't be punished and can gamble at any site they can access.

Australia[edit]

The Australian Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA)[1] criminalises the supply of online casino games by an operator anywhere in the world to persons located in Australia. It only targets operators of online gambling sites, resulting in the curious situation that it is not illegal for a player in Australia to access and gamble at an online casino. No operator has even been charged with an offence under the IGA and many online casinos accept Australian customers.[2] In June 2016, the South Australian Government became the first state or territory in the world to introduce a 15% Place Of Consumption Tax (POCT) modelled on the 2014 UK POCT.[3]

Belgium[edit]

The Belgian Gaming Act[4] went into effect in January 2011 and allows online gambling, but only under very strict conditions and surveillance.[5]

Canada[edit]

The Canadian criminal code states that only provincial governments and charitable organizations licensed by provincial governments may operate a casino in Canada. It also prohibits residents from participating in any lottery scheme, game of chance, or gambling activity not licensed or operated by a provincial government.[6] In 2010, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation launched Canada’s first legal online casino, PlayNow, which is available to residents of British Columbia. The province of Quebec also operates a legal online casino through Loto-Québec.

Despite this legislation, the Kahnawake First Nation in Quebec has taken the position that it is a sovereign nation, able to enact its own gambling legislation, and has licensed and hosted nearly 350 gambling websites, without ever being prosecuted.[7]

Germany[edit]

The German Online Casino Legislative 2012 (EU) many will often describes as very complex matter.The European Commission via the "EU Pilot" scheme recently questioned Germany about what steps it plans to take to eliminate the current sports-betting monopoly operated by state-owned Oddset and to also reconsider its stance on prohibiting online casino and poker games due to the huge gray market currently existing — and prospering — in the country. Latest strike to the German Legislative was from Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled against the country's restrictive online gaming laws where is clearly stated"Further to a judgment of the Court from which it can be inferred that a national law is not compatible with EU law, all organs of a Member State concerned are under an obligation to remedy that situation," Judge Advocate General Szpunar stated in 2015 year.

Sweden[edit]

Since January 1, 2019, the Swedish Gambling Authority [8] is responsible for the licensing of new and existing participants of the gambling market, and its main function is to ensure the casino's legitimacy and safety of gamblers. The Swedish Gambling Authority is under the control of the Ministry of Finance and its Council is appointed by the Government. One of the goals is to create a safe and secure gaming market. The regulatory authority is responsible for national lotteries, slot machines, restaurant casinos and some bingo permits. The Swedish Gambling Authority is also working on clarifying Swedish law.[9]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the Gambling Bill that was passed into law in 2005 tends to all matters of online gambling, permitting online betting sites to have a Remote Gambling Licence in order to offer online betting to UK citizens. In 2014, the UK government put into law the Gambling Act of 2014 which in addition to the original 2005 law, required offshore online gambling operators catering to UK players to obtain a UK license. The new regulation required operators to pay a 15% Place of Consumption Tax (POCT), something that triggered an exodus of sorts of some operators from the British Isles. However, this exodus did not last long in most cases as the benefits outweighed the stumbling blocks, due to the UK being a major market for online gambling.[citation needed] The UK gambling commission has enforced several regulations to protect minors from gambling, including age verification measures. This means that operators must verify the identity of the players before accepting any payments or giving out any no deposit bonuses. In addition the UKGC has also banned casino games which themes are considered as child friendly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CCIndex (talkcontribs) 07:21, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

United States[edit]

In the United States, the legality of online gambling is debated and can vary from state to state. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) limits the ability of banks and payment processors to transact with internet gambling sites that are unlawful under any federal or state law. However it does not define the legality or otherwise of an internet based gambling site. It was commonly assumed that the Federal Wire Act prohibited all forms of online gambling. However, in December 2011, the United States Department of Justice released a statement clarifying that the Wire Act applied only to sports betting sites and not to online casinos, poker, or lottery sites,[10][11] leaving the definition of legality up to individual states. Certain states such as Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey have started the process of legalising and regulating online gambling and it is expected that regulation will continue on a state by state basis.

References

  1. ^ Interactive Gambling Act 1998 - Australia
  2. ^ Cowie, Tom (2011-06-22). "Last Bets: around the world in online casinos — first stop, Gibraltar". Crikey.
  3. ^ SA to become most expensive place in the world to wage a bet, betting agency says
  4. ^ Gaming Act
  5. ^ Platteau, Koen (23 October 2012). "Online gambling is taking off in Belgium". Olswang LLP. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ "The Criminal Code of Canada (s.206 and s.207)". Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  7. ^ Crowne, Emir; Roy, Sanjay (May 2010). "Maintaining Provincial Monopolies: The Legality of Online Gambling Sites in Canada". Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine. Vol. 3 no. 1. SSRN 1611862.
  8. ^ "Swedish Gambling Authority". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Sweden regulation of Gambling Industry". 2019-01-21. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ Vardi, Nathan. "Department Of Justice Flip-Flops On Internet Gambling". Forbes.
  11. ^ Dunstan, Roger (March 1997). "II. History of Gambling in the United States II-1". Gambling in California. California State Library. Archived from the original on 2017-01-18.
Extended content

Y

Legality[edit]

Online gambling legislation often has loopholes that result from the rapid development of the technology underpinning the development of the industry. Some countries, including Belgium, Canada, Finland and Sweden have state gambling monopolies and do not grant licenses to foreign casino operators. According to their law, operators licensed on the territory of these countries can only be considered legal. At the same time, they can't prosecute foreign casino operators and only block their sites. Players in these countries can't be punished and can gamble at any site they can access.

Australia[edit]

The Australian Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA)[1] criminalises the supply of online casino games by an operator anywhere in the world to persons located in Australia. It only targets operators of online gambling sites, resulting in the curious situation that it is not illegal for a player in Australia to access and gamble at an online casino. No operator has even been charged with an offence under the IGA and many online casinos accept Australian customers.[2] In June 2016, the South Australian Government became the first state or territory in the world to introduce a 15% Place Of Consumption Tax (POCT) modelled on the 2014 UK POCT.[3]

Belgium[edit]

The Belgian Gaming Act[4] went into effect in January 2011 and allows online gambling, but only under very strict conditions and surveillance.[5]

Canada[edit]

The Canadian criminal code states that only provincial governments and charitable organizations licensed by provincial governments may operate a casino in Canada. It also prohibits residents from participating in any lottery scheme, game of chance, or gambling activity not licensed or operated by a provincial government.[6] In 2010, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation launched Canada’s first legal online casino, PlayNow, which is available to residents of British Columbia. The province of Quebec also operates a legal online casino through Loto-Québec.

Despite this legislation, the Kahnawake First Nation in Quebec has taken the position that it is a sovereign nation, able to enact its own gambling legislation, and has licensed and hosted nearly 350 gambling websites, without ever being prosecuted.[7]

Germany[edit]

The German Online Casino Legislative 2012 (EU) many will often describes as very complex matter.The European Commission via the "EU Pilot" scheme recently questioned Germany about what steps it plans to take to eliminate the current sports-betting monopoly operated by state-owned Oddset and to also reconsider its stance on prohibiting online casino and poker games due to the huge gray market currently existing — and prospering — in the country. Latest strike to the German Legislative was from Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled against the country's restrictive online gaming laws where is clearly stated"Further to a judgment of the Court from which it can be inferred that a national law is not compatible with EU law, all organs of a Member State concerned are under an obligation to remedy that situation," Judge Advocate General Szpunar stated in 2015 year.

Sweden[edit]

Since January 1, 2019, the Swedish Gambling Authority [8] is responsible for the licensing of new and existing participants of the gambling market, and its main function is to ensure the casino's legitimacy and safety of gamblers. The Swedish Gambling Authority is under the control of the Ministry of Finance and its Council is appointed by the Government. One of the goals is to create a safe and secure gaming market. The regulatory authority is responsible for national lotteries, slot machines, restaurant casinos and some bingo permits. The Swedish Gambling Authority is also working on clarifying Swedish law.[9]

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom, the Gambling Bill that was passed into law in 2005 tends to all matters of online gambling, permitting online betting sites to have a Remote Gambling Licence in order to offer online betting to UK citizens. In 2014, the UK government put into law the Gambling Act of 2014 which in addition to the original 2005 law, required offshore online gambling operators catering to UK players to obtain a UK license. The new regulation required operators to pay a 15% Place of Consumption Tax (POCT), something that triggered an exodus of sorts of some operators from the British Isles. However, this exodus did not last long in most cases as the benefits outweighed the stumbling blocks, due to the UK being a major market for online gambling.[citation needed]

United States[edit]

In the United States, the legality of online gambling is debated and can vary from state to state. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) limits the ability of banks and payment processors to transact with internet gambling sites that are unlawful under any federal or state law. However it does not define the legality or otherwise of an internet based gambling site. It was commonly assumed that the Federal Wire Act prohibited all forms of online gambling. However, in December 2011, the United States Department of Justice released a statement clarifying that the Wire Act applied only to sports betting sites and not to online casinos, poker, or lottery sites,[10][11] leaving the definition of legality up to individual states. Certain states such as Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey have started the process of legalising and regulating online gambling and it is expected that regulation will continue on a state by state basis.

References

  1. ^ Interactive Gambling Act 1998 - Australia
  2. ^ Cowie, Tom (2011-06-22). "Last Bets: around the world in online casinos — first stop, Gibraltar". Crikey.
  3. ^ SA to become most expensive place in the world to wage a bet, betting agency says
  4. ^ Gaming Act
  5. ^ Platteau, Koen (23 October 2012). "Online gambling is taking off in Belgium". Olswang LLP. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012.
  6. ^ "The Criminal Code of Canada (s.206 and s.207)". Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  7. ^ Crowne, Emir; Roy, Sanjay (May 2010). "Maintaining Provincial Monopolies: The Legality of Online Gambling Sites in Canada". Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine. Vol. 3 no. 1. SSRN 1611862.
  8. ^ "Swedish Gambling Authority". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Sweden regulation of Gambling Industry". 2019-01-21. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ Vardi, Nathan. "Department Of Justice Flip-Flops On Internet Gambling". Forbes.
  11. ^ Dunstan, Roger (March 1997). "II. History of Gambling in the United States II-1". Gambling in California. California State Library. Archived from the original on 2017-01-18.

99Casinos (talk) 15:31, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. - FlightTime (open channel) 20:21, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Increased header level to avoid corrupted talkpage structure (level 2 headers are interpreted as talkpage threads). GermanJoe (talk) 22:37, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
@Kachuralexandr: - casino sites and blogs like 99casinos.com are not considered reliable sources (please see WP:RS for more information). Also, just as a quick tip for future suggestions: you don't have to copypaste the entire section, if you just add new content without changing anything in the existing text. Something like "Please add a new section in X with "content here" would be sufficient for suggestions to add content. Hope this helps a bit, I'll post some more information about the mentioned domain on your user talkpage. GermanJoe (talk) 22:43, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 January 2019[edit]

Please add new Section in "15.2 Legality" with"

Sweden Since January 1, 2019, the Swedish Gambling Authority [1] is responsible for the licensing of new and existing participants of the gambling market, and its main function is to ensure the casino's legitimacy and safety of gamblers. The Swedish Gambling Authority is under the control of the Ministry of Finance and its Council is appointed by the Government. One of the goals is to create a safe and secure gaming market. The regulatory authority is responsible for national lotteries, slot machines, restaurant casinos and some bingo permits. The Swedish Gambling Authority is also working on clarifying Swedish law." AlexK (talk) 08:05, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Swedish Gambling Authority". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
 Not done: Per WP:CLOSEPARAPHRASE.  Spintendo  19:34, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 March 2019[edit]

Please add this to Welcome Bonuses:

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) have announced a set of new measures[1] that online and mobile casinos will have to apply to curb underage gambling[2]. It’s hoped that this will increase fairness and transparency of casinos, because everyone will have to verify their identity and age before starting to gamble.[3]

ThePaku (talk) 08:30, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

References

 Partly done: ThePaku I added the information but I did some minor re-wording and added a sentence about some criticism of the new rules. I also put the information in the Legality/United Kingdom section as this would be more appropriate. Alucard 16❯❯❯ chat? 13:06, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Late to the party (sorry), but much like Discospinster I disagree with the usage of the gowin blog here. Random blogs on PR platforms and commercial sites without clear evidence of expertise or fact-checking are not reliable sources. Of course such an assessment could be added, if it would be sourced to a non-promotional credible expert source. Aside from its sourcing this part of the edit is also rather vague and speculative, thus increasing the need for a high-quality expert source. GermanJoe (talk) 12:13, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 March 2019[edit]

Hey friends

There is an error on the page in this paragraph:

Non-cashable bonuses may be called "sticky" or "phantom" bonuses. See "sticky bonus" and "phantom bonus"</ref> In both cases, the bonus forms a part of the player's balance, but cannot be cashed out. The difference between cash-able and phantom bonuses comes at cashout time. A phantom bonus is deducted from player's balance at the moment he places his withdrawal request. For example: if you deposited $100, received a $100, played and finished the wagering with $150. If the bonus is sticky, the player will be able to withdraw just $50. If bonus is cash-able, then the whole balance is available for withdrawal. Remove the </ref>

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Enjoy your weekend :-) /ThePaku ThePaku (talk) 09:10, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

 Done Thank you for pointing this out. The whole "See ..." statement was part of a previously-removed spam reference that made no real sense now. I have removed the whole stray statement. GermanJoe (talk) 09:23, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Outdated German information[edit]

I have rewritten the outdated German information with a brief summary of the current situation. However, I am no topic expert and the details of the back and forth in courts and public discussion about this controversial topic elude me. I have linked the German main article about the closely-related "Staatsvertrag", if anyone more knowledgeable wants to try to add a few more details that are relevant for online casinos. GermanJoe (talk) 10:08, 15 March 2019 (UTC)