River Belle Online Casino attracts players from around the world and many of these players come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany. This page will take a brief look at the current online gambling laws as they stand today in each of these countries. This information will occasionally change as new legislation is passed, so we will try out hardest to keep this page updated as often as possible. Online gambling is legal in each of the following countries, but none of the casinos that actually offer their services to these players actually operate from any of these countries.
Although the Australian government DOES issue licenses to operators who wish to open real cash gambling portals, these websites are not allowed to accept real cash wagers from Australian players who are living in Australia. This has been the law since the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 was passed. Australian players are NOT breaking the law though when gambling in an online casino which operates from an offshore location. Australian players need to be 18 years old or above to play at one of these sites, many of which are in fact licensed in the UK, Malta, Gibraltar, Antigua & Barbuda, Curaçao, Kahnawake, the Isle of Man or Alderney.
Australian Online Gambling Resources
On-LinePokies.com (http://on-linepokies.com/) - Website Link
AustralianOnlinePokies.com (http://www.australiaonlinepokies.com/) - Website Link
AussieOnline.com (http://www.aussieonline.com/) - Website Link
Online gambling laws in New Zealand are still quite strict, but just like the Australian online gambling laws, there is nothing stopping kiwis from playing in the real cash mode at an online casino which operates from an offshore location. Most of today’s best NZ online casinos are also licensed either in the UK, Malta, Gibraltar, Antigua & Barbuda, Curaçao, Kahnawake, the Isle of Man or Alderney. It was the Gambling Act 2003 that made it near impossible for New Zealanders to find a place to gamble online, but more and more foreign owned sites continue to accept real cash wagers from New Zealand players.
New Zealand Online Gambling Resources
GamblingHelpLine.co.nz (http://www.gamblinghelpline.co.nz/) - Website Link
FreeOnlinePokies.co.nz (http://www.freeonlinepokies.co.nz/) - Website Link
Free-Pokies.co.nz (http://www.free-pokies.co.nz/) - Website Link
Online gambling in the real cash mode in Canada is generally split in to either provincial or First Nation. The Canadian government does NOT issue online gambling licenses to online casino operators. However, Kahnawake is a First Nation tribe and the main authority in this jurisdiction is known as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (the largest licensing authority in North America). Today’s online gambling portals/operators which are licensed by this authority DO accept real cash wagers from Canadian players and there are also no actual laws in place which stop Canadian players from gambling in a foreign owned website operating from either of the jurisdictions mentioned above (Malta, Gibraltar, the UK, and Alderney etc.).
Canada Online Gambling Resources
OLG.ca (http://www.olg.ca/) - Website Link
LottoQuebec.com (http://lotoquebec.com/) - Website Link
OnlineCasinoGaming.ca (http://onlinecasinogaming.ca/) - Website Link
Online gambling in Germany was largely unregulated until a federal ban on gambling was introduced in 2008. The EU managed to lift this ban in 2010 and the Schleswig-Holstein state then went on to pass its own Act shortly after, issuing licenses to a number of online gambling operators in 2012. However, in the same year, the Interstate Treaty on Gambling strictly prohibited online gambling, but the 23 licenses issued by the authority in Schleswig-Holstein remain legally valid for 6 years. Also, there are no actual laws though which prevent German players from gambling in the real cash mode at any foreign owned sites which operate form offshore locations and this is exactly where millions of Germans play on a daily basis.
Germany Online Gambling Resources
Germangaminglaw.blogspot.com (http://germangaminglaw.blogspot.com/) - Website Link
Anonyme-Spieler.org (http://www.anonyme-spieler.org/) - Website Link