Microgaming Software Systems Ltd, a leading Internet gambling software supplier to online casinos and poker sites, is apparently due to start blocking all US-based web traffic to its software systems starting today. This appears to be a response to legal action being taken by the state of Kentucky, USA, against many internet gambling sites, that they claim “have cut into their economic well being”. Blocking ISP traffic by State is not easy, so it looks like the sites being investigated may block ALL US traffic as a safeguard.
What does this mean? Simply, players wanting to access any of the Microgaming casinos from anywhere in the United States of America may experience problems from today onwards. In reality, China, Singapore and some Arab countries already block gambling sites, and Australia is looking to adopt similar casino barring policies – so the USA is simply following suit.
Online gambling is still legal in some of the US states – but this exercise will effectively render that irrelevant! Microgaming online casino operators include the Carmen Media Group, Fortune Lounge Group, Ladbrokes, 32Red, Fairground Gaming, Vegas Partner Lounge and Golden Star Lounge. For the record, Beat The Casinos don’t promote ANY of the Microgaming sites, so our blog readers should not be directly affected.