Gambling Apps

In a surprising turn of events, it has just been released that gambling apps will now be available in at least 15 countries on Google Play. These are apps that will allow gameplay using real money. In the past, real-money betting apps were only allowed in a few countries such as France, the UK, Brazil, and Ireland. However, the recent announcement shows this has changed and will allow betting apps for money in the Google Play Store.

When To Expect

This is expected to be rolled out on March 1st in major countries such as the United States, Spain, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Japan. Keep in mind that this does not mean that all these countries will have the same gambling laws, and each country will have restrictions on what it allows to be played inside the app for real money. In some cases, for countries such as the United States, what is allowed will also vary by state, and players will need to research the gambling laws which affect where they reside.

What to expect

Players are excited and interested to know what to expect in terms of what they can play in light of the new addition of these gambling apps. Google Play Store will include fantasy sports for those jurisdictions that allow it. It is also possible to play lotteries in certain states such as New York, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Maine. Players will also be able to take part in sportsbetting in certain states such as Nevada, Iowa, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. Online casino games will only be permitted in specific states of Nevada, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. This also does not mean that anyone is able to create a slot game and release it to Google Play. There is an extensive process that developers have to follow along with the addition of new policies. This will be a new era in which players will no longer have to sideload betting apps but can now download them directly from Google Play Store.