With the recent surge in online casinos, it’s becoming more and more popular for people to want to be able to play these games from where ever they are.
Online gambling regulations and laws differ greatly from one country to the next. The best advice that you could get is to to do your research, and find out whether you’re allowed to play on theses sites in the countries that you plan on travelling to.
If you are not sure what the situation is, and you’re only going away for a week or two, then you can rest assured – as you should have no problems connecting up to your favourite online casino, placing a few bets and having some gentle fun.
Initially when you try and log in, you might stumble across a few measures that will try and stop you from playing. This is easily overcome by allowing pop-ups. Some countries try their best to prevent people from playing on such sites, and they’re very anti-online gambling. However, these countries have little or no way of completely clamping down on these sites or even the individuals that play on them.
Lets take Thailand as an example. You can fire up your laptop, log into an online poker site and play for real money. It’s illegal though in the eyes of the Thai government, but there’s nothing they can do about it at the end of the day.
Trying to play on such sites from your tablet or smartphone may prevent some problems though. This is due to the fact that the technology in these devices will recognize that you’re not in your original country and will make it difficult for you to log on. This is regardless of the country you’re visiting allowing you to gamble online or not.
Another issue you may need to be aware of, is trying to sign up for a new account on a new site. Where the problem occurs is when inputting your local address. The online casino may not actually accept the country where you are trying to create a new account from. This issue is known as player location restriction.
In general, it should be fine for you to log onto your favourite online casino while travelling, so long as you don’t have to create a new account. One little tip that could also help you out, is to buy a VPN(Virtual Private Network) – this will help mask your I.P address just in case you encounter any problems.