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Microgaming question

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by peteyweestro, Dec 25, 2014.

    Dec 25, 2014
  1. peteyweestro

    peteyweestro Senior Member

    medical biller
    So Cal...Antelope Valley
    I have been away from the online casino world as far as playing goes for over a year or more so i was wondering if there were any Microgaming casinos us Americans can play at now ?
  2. Dec 25, 2014
  3. fire

    fire Experienced Member

    Information Technology
    Microgaming does not provide games for Casinos that accept US players.
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  4. Dec 25, 2014
  5. bruinsdude

    bruinsdude Senior Member PABinit mm1

    Found this online

    Below is from 2 years ago, they do say eventually it will come back, but I can't find anything to suggest such a move any time soon :(

    Top Isle of Man based gambling software provider Microgaming announced that from November 10, 2008 it would not service American players. This is due to a Kentucky Circuit Court judge threatening to confiscate the globally accessible Internet domain of Microgaming.com.

    Online casinos powered by Microgaming software, have subsequently announced that they can no longer accept US players due to a lack of clarity around the US anti-gambling legislation (which is a dog's breakfast, and in reality all about taxation).

    Players from the USA will not be able to download the casino software

    If you're American, and do not already have a casino account with a Microgaming Casino, you will be identified as a US resident (via geotargetting your IP address) & will unfortunately not be able to download the Casino software or even view the download page. If you try to "work around" this geotargeting using a proxy tool to block your IP address, the casino will not be able to pay out any winnings to you (ie so don't bother!)

    We're sorry things have got so bad for Americans, especially considering this is all about "tax take" rather than the actual illegality... so much for freedom of choice.

    Once things are clarified in law, it is likely that many of the Microgaming Casinos will re-enter the US market - and it will be business as usual. It just takes time.
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  6. Dec 25, 2014
  7. bigjohn

    bigjohn Dormant account

    Swimming Pool Serviceman
    Northeast Coastal USA
    Being that making laws concerning gambling of any kind is supposed to be relegated to the the States you will likely never see Microgaming available in any State that has not expressly allowed on-line gambling. The Federal regulation (UIGEA) prohibits gaming transactions in States where on-line gaming is prohibited and, apparently, they are interpreting that to include States without specific regulation.

    So far Microgaming games have not shown up in any of the States where on-line gaming has been legalized; there was talk that any provider that kept accepting wagers after they were told to pull out by our Federal Government would be penalized when the door was re-opened and Microgaming did try to hang on for a bit.

    Suppliers who never had an on-line presence here (like IGT and WMS and Aristocrat) along with those that pulled out immediately (notably Cryptologic) were available from day one when legislation was passed here in New Jersey.

    In California get on your legislators backs and let them know you want this regulated and hopefully things will keep changing.
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