Kahnawake sites to stop serving US customers

28 September 2016

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has said US customers will no longer be able to access services from its online gambling licensees after concerns were raised over internet technologies firm Continent 8.

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) said in a statement that Continent 8 may have violated its licence in the US state after it provided services to illegal gaming websites via a data centre in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, near Montreal, Canada.

The DGE said that the websites were offering “illegal online sports wagering” to users.

In response, the DGE has agreed a deal with the KGC for Kahnawake-originating websites to no longer be available to US residents where such companies are not authorised to operate.

The move will impact all KGC licensees, such as Clubworld, Bovada, Slots.lv, Aladdin’s Gold and Allstar Slots.

DGE director David Rebuck said, “The division is pleased to have the KGC’s assistance as a fellow regulator and looks forward to working together in the future.

“We were able to reach a series of agreements that are amenable to all of the parties involved and satisfy the division’s regulatory concerns.

“The Division appreciates the KGC’s commitment and looks forward to its continued cooperation in the fight against unlicensed internet gaming traffic.

“This agreement is an important step in ensuring the integrity of internet gaming operations in New Jersey and helps ensure that online gaming patrons can play on fair, regulated sites.”

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