Online Gambling Software Company Microgaming Will Start Blocking US Traffic

Written By Janice Doughtrey

Microgaming which is one of the most popular software providers for online casinos throughout the world has announced recently that they will be blocking all traffic that appears to be based out of the US in the development of their new software and technology.

The situation began when Kentucky government forbid any form of online gambling and betting and produced a list of domain names that will be blocked and could be forbidden within the US. Microgaming software is used by many online casino websites and gambling sites on the web such as the Carmen Media Group, Fortune Lounge Group, 32Red, Ladbrokes, Fairground Gaming, Vegas Partner Lounge and Golden Star Lounge are among those who use the software.

Microgaming is also the owner of poker software that is the platform for many poker sites based out of many countries. One of the most popular sites that uses the software is a poker player favourite Doyle’s Room which is partly owned by poker legend Doyle Bronson.

While Microgaming did not initially want to block US traffic they are opposed to being blocked by other companies that are based elsewhere in the US and are not willing to risk losing a large section of their businesses.

Many online gambling companies have plans to appeal the online gambling bans that are currently happening in the US. Countries throughout the world are all getting concerned that many online gamblers are conducting business unfairly and have not made the attempts to regulate the industry.

Governments fear the gray area of online gambling and are currently taking the approach of banning it as a whole rather than attempting to create laws and legislation.

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