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January 11, 2018, 10:00:36 PM
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I get this question often  Huh, so i've tried to answer it here

What laws do you need to be aware of when starting/running a crypto/bitcoin casino or sportsbook? We have help start many

https://youtu.be/mAqBfK5j9mY

I welcome any thoughts/comments. Cheers
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January 19, 2018, 04:28:55 AM
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I get this question often  Huh, so i've tried to answer it here

What laws do you need to be aware of when starting/running a crypto/bitcoin casino or sportsbook? We have help start many

https://youtu.be/mAqBfK5j9mY

I welcome any thoughts/comments. Cheers

Pretty sure many of the large major casinos are based in areas like Panama. Especially with the strong stance that the US government has on online gambling.


It will only get worse and worse especially since there is a lot of new government regulation coming into play. Many governments are losing potential tax gains from physical casinos due to online bitcoin casinos and they will start to take charge soon.

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January 19, 2018, 05:05:57 AM
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You can not operate without a license for one.
And two, you can not have a casino in the United States.
Because each individual has their own set of laws against anyone who is wanting to start their own casinos.
They are either governmentally owned establishments with their liquor and lotteries commissions or are owned by a very large chain of other casinos.
Then if some are not, you need to battle with the native casinos. Because it is their land and they have dibbs on who operates a casino on their own land or not.
It doesn't matter if it is cryptocurrency that is used & their own token system or not.
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January 19, 2018, 05:27:11 AM
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I get this question often  Huh, so i've tried to answer it here

What laws do you need to be aware of when starting/running a crypto/bitcoin casino or sportsbook? We have help start many

https://youtu.be/mAqBfK5j9mY

I welcome any thoughts/comments. Cheers

It will really depend on the place you are operating in. Legally speaking any business needs a license, problem is gambling businesses requires a lot stricter regulations. It can be seen in most countries. So if you are going to operate one, you better check with your government. I think this is why there are a lot of casinos running in curacao as they have more lenient laws about gambling.
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January 19, 2018, 06:28:54 AM
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I have to say quite good video from a cryptocurrency lawyer.

Most of the crypto based gambling ventures might also not have to acquire any gambling license if they are using their own custom script rather than games from other third party providers. For games like simple dice, roulette, crash games etc there are many such casinos running without license.

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January 20, 2018, 04:14:26 AM
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You can not operate without a license for one.
And two, you can not have a casino in the United States.
Because each individual has their own set of laws against anyone who is wanting to start their own casinos.
They are either governmentally owned establishments with their liquor and lotteries commissions or are owned by a very large chain of other casinos.
Then if some are not, you need to battle with the native casinos. Because it is their land and they have dibbs on who operates a casino on their own land or not.
It doesn't matter if it is cryptocurrency that is used & their own token system or not.

But with some online casino you do not need any of that area so casino owner does not even need to bother with their land because everything is online, just to register their site on government apps or whatever it is to be legal so everything is controlled by operators no need to check anything, only some maintenance that will do. But of course you need to play it with crypto not on fiat, every of this thing must based on some tech

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January 20, 2018, 08:49:27 AM
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Pretty sure many of the large major casinos are based in areas like Panama. Especially with the strong stance that the US government has on online gambling.
Yes Panana and Ecuador majorly.On the contrary,it doesn't matter where they're hosted.I don't even any other country is taking stance on Online Gambling apart from America.

It will only get worse and worse especially since there is a lot of new government regulation coming into play. Many governments are losing potential tax gains from physical casinos due to online bitcoin casinos and they will start to take charge soon.
Isn't that a good thing ? I like it when an open market takes over government policies.I don't know if anything will change even if government puts restrictions on online gambling with bitcoin.


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January 20, 2018, 08:51:29 AM
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Pretty sure many of the large major casinos are based in areas like Panama. Especially with the strong stance that the US government has on online gambling.
Yes Panana and Ecuador majorly.On the contrary,it doesn't matter where they're hosted.I don't even any other country is taking stance on Online Gambling apart from America.

It will only get worse and worse especially since there is a lot of new government regulation coming into play. Many governments are losing potential tax gains from physical casinos due to online bitcoin casinos and they will start to take charge soon.
Isn't that a good thing ? I like it when an open market takes over government policies.I don't know if anything will change even if government puts restrictions on online gambling with bitcoin.

It could be an issue.

It actually already is with Coinbase.

Basically if you are caught sending BTC to a bitcoin casino or receiving BTC from a bitcoin casino, they are forced to close your account.

With enough regulation this can happen in other countries as well.

People will need exchanges to withdraw to fiat, hence it would curb some of the forbidden bitcoin gambling.

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January 20, 2018, 08:58:51 AM
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It could be an issue.

It actually already is with Coinbase.
What is already in the coin-base ?

Basically if you are caught sending BTC to a bitcoin casino or receiving BTC from a bitcoin casino, they are forced to close your account.

With enough regulation this can happen in other countries as well.

People will need exchanges to withdraw to fiat, hence it would curb some of the forbidden bitcoin gambling.
So the rule is quite simple : Don't send money to casino accounts from exchanges.You can have your personal wallet which can be used to send funds to which ever services you like without restrictions.I don't know what idiot does it take to use Coinbase as their primary wallet.


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January 20, 2018, 08:29:54 PM
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I believe with regards to online gambling it is quite difficult to operate without any license vecause unlike a typical casino that can be placed in a hidden place online casino can be found and trace easily. But for the purpose of getting licenses, venturer must pick a certain country who are in favor of such casinos and are willing to give license so you can start up your business without any hassle.

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You can not operate without a license for one.
And two, you can not have a casino in the United States.
Because each individual has their own set of laws against anyone who is wanting to start their own casinos.
They are either governmentally owned establishments with their liquor and lotteries commissions or are owned by a very large chain of other casinos.
Then if some are not, you need to battle with the native casinos. Because it is their land and they have dibbs on who operates a casino on their own land or not.
It doesn't matter if it is cryptocurrency that is used & their own token system or not.
What an incompetent answer!

Of course can you operate crypto currency casinos legally in certain jurisdictions if they have no laws about it and many countries do not have laws in regard to that.

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You can not operate without a license for one.
And two, you can not have a casino in the United States.
Because each individual has their own set of laws against anyone who is wanting to start their own casinos.
They are either governmentally owned establishments with their liquor and lotteries commissions or are owned by a very large chain of other casinos.
Then if some are not, you need to battle with the native casinos. Because it is their land and they have dibbs on who operates a casino on their own land or not.
It doesn't matter if it is cryptocurrency that is used & their own token system or not.
What an incompetent answer!

Of course can you operate crypto currency casinos legally in certain jurisdictions if they have no laws about it and many countries do not have laws in regards to that.
This was i suppose to say which is the direct answer regarding to this question on where it would be still considered legal as long a country doesnt really impose restrictions or any laws regarding on having this kind of business then it would be considered as legal but for those countries which are strict when it comes to gambling then its normal that they really need those documentations regarding legalization.

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