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September 23, 2013, 03:20:57 AM
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The way I understand it is that bitcoin gaming is a complete gray zone. It hasn't been declared illegal nor legal.
Of course, it's pretty obvious the chances of it becoming regulated in x-amount of time (though where time is highly likely > several years) is pretty high if bitcoin keeps growing.
I think by that time, it's probably pretty predictable around when it will happen, and I suspect in the future bitcoin gambling sites will take according measurements.  But right now, nobody is breaking any law, and thus, you can get away with anything. Just keep in mind it will happen 99% down the line.

So is it necessary to choose a different, neutral tld for your gambling site because of this now? Imo, no. I don't think it matters, although bitcoin is growing like crazy it's still very early and we are too far away from anything serious to base your decision on it right now. Same for hosting. Creating a fair gaming environment and gaining trust from your customers is imo right now far more important.

If I am in USA and I open a BITCOIN gaming site where I accept btc payments and give out btc prizes to the winners, will I be at risk?

Should I host in another country to be safe? And pay for my webhosting entirely in bitcoin in costa rica or Iceland, for example?

I don't want to be breaking any laws, but I really would like to be able to open my site. What's the best way to pull this off right now?
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September 23, 2013, 08:08:29 AM
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What about the Philippines? I read that there is this Cagayan Economic Zone Authority.

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By virtue of the powers and functions of CEZA stated under RA 7922, CEZA can operate on its own, either directly or through a subsidiary entity, or license to others, tourism-related activities, including games, amusements, recreational and sports facilities such as horse racing, amusements, gambling casinos, golf courses and others. This particular power of CEZA is independent from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for as long as the gaming activity is held within the Cagayan Freeport.

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Cagayan Economic Zone Authority in 2004, the first and only Gaming Jurisdiction in Asia and one of the fastest growing economic zones in the Philippines today currently with 102 locators, 46 of which are involved in I-Gaming and Support Services.

Looks interesting, but unless I contact them, doesn't show on any website how I could get started. It's mentioned somewhere else, in another article about online gambling hosted or run or served from the Philippines.

I'm in the Philippines btw. What I do understand, is that any online casino I operate here, I can not cater to Filipino citizens, similar to Costa Rica.

What is not clear, is if bitcoin is considered real money or play money, at least here. People play Diablo, Ragnarok, and other MMORPGs with play money, and they openly buy and sell in-game currency and items.

I don't see how bitcoin could be different. Depends on if and when the government defines it.

I do know that some operators like Playtech have employees working here, like "Live Dealers" for internet casinos located elsewhere.

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September 23, 2013, 09:39:23 AM
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Just find one from a country who hates America, and wont extradite, nor send the US any information if they ask.

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Countries which have neither diplomatic relations nor extradition treaties with the US are Andorra, Angola, Bantu Homelands, Bhutan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Ciskei, Cuba, Iran, Korea (North), Libya, Maldives, Serbia, Somalia, Taiwan, Transkei, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Those might not be the best web hosting countries.

I beleive that satoshidice is hosted in Ireland at least that's what a reverse lookup of their ip 54.247.163.243 says
correct list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extradition_law_in_the_United_States#International_extradition
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March 02, 2014, 08:55:04 AM
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sorry for reviving an old thread, but if you're transacting only in BTC and hosting it in the US, would a gambling website still be allowed to operate because it wouldn't be illegal?

Of course the risk is that they write in laws defining BTC as a legal currency.  Is there any precedent or any cases where they have shutdown BTC gambling sites that are hosted in the US?

The best choice would definitely be to find a more hospitable host country.
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May 04, 2014, 12:56:28 AM
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For Offshore Hosting Services in Costa Rica please consider CRServers.com

We have a wide variety of options available from low budget VPS's (http://www.crservers.com/virtual-private-servers.html) to powerful Dell Quad-Core dedicated servers (http://www.crservers.com/dedicated-servers.html)

We accept BitCoin.

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July 02, 2017, 01:59:39 PM
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I have written about this before and I will write about it again.

The only place to host your BitCoin casino with peace of mind is with curacaowebhosting.com, the whole purpose of the business is to host gambling related businesses which includes BitCoin casinos.

The entity lives in what is known as the "economic zone" and is run by a licensed gambling company.

1. You are free to host your BitCoin casino with them, no one is going to rip your servers off the walls and no one is going to give up your private information. This is protected by law.
2. If you want something stupid like an unmetered hosting account, don't even bother going since you can not afford it (no one can).
3. If you want to advertise your casino commercially through above the line media you will need a license. However, there are plenty of gorilla techniques you can use until you can afford licensing.
4. A recent article was written with regards to the cost of licensing and how you can go about getting this right, have a read: http://gamblinghosting.curacaowebhosting.com/2017/06/gambling-licenses-verses-gamblingteccom.html

We are busy building an Ethereum based casino game which we will be hosting from Curacao. If the game takes off it will be duly licensed and regulated under the Gamblingtec.com platform which is essentially a community based gaming platform designed for game developers and casino operators who can not afford the huge expenses of going direct.

Good luck!

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