Online gambling is gambling over the internet. Functional gambling software appeared in the ‘90s, followed soon after by online casinos and poker rooms, and online gambling exploded during the last half of the 1990s. Governments then started passing legislation to prohibit or regulate online gambling.
The United States passed the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act in 1999. Australia passed the Gambling Moratorium Act in 2000, which made it illegal for any online casino to operate unless it was licensed and operating before May 2000. The United Kingdom didn’t pass regulations until the Gambling Act 2005. This act created the UK Gambling Commission and heavily regulated online gambling instead of outright prohibiting it.
Many countries have allowed online gambling with little or no regulations, and several illegal online gambling operations have also appeared over the years. Despite the legislations that do exist, online gambling has continued to grow rapidly. Due to the continued growth and reconsiderations about online gambling, legislation is being considered and scrutinized in multiple countries.
Events in the US during the last decade had a particularly strong impact on the gambling industry. After contentious and complicated court battles, the US Department of Justice changed their official position on online gambling in 2011. Because online gambling was no longer automatically illegal by the federal government of the United States, companies from around the world could start offering services to US citizens, and US gambling organizations could start offering online games globally.
Some legislators, lobby groups, and experts have suggested that regulations instead of prohibition would better control online gambling. Overall, companies and legislators are asking how much and how to control these activities in an increasingly complex digital world.
While online gambling has more specific and more complicated regulations than other types of online games, one of the main concerns for many different types of online games is underage access. Minors aren’t allowed to gamble, and online gambling companies need accurate and reliable age verification software.
Successful, responsible companies offer legal online gambling and require a secure approach to online age verification. Trulioo has worked with several successful gambling companies to provide secure identity verification and age checks during customer onboarding. Our GlobalGateway solution helps gambling companies around the world become and remain compliant with anti-money laundering (AML) and related financial regulations.
Identity verification and regulation compliance is complicated. Data sources and rules differ dramatically based on region and country. Trulioo stays current with legislative and regulatory changes across the globe. We have over 140 high quality data sources in more than 40 countries, so you can have truly cross-border electronic identity verification.
Trulioo's GlobalGateway helps companies meet their gambling legislation regulations and compliance requirements for responsible gambling. Contact Trulioo to talk about age verification, identity validation, and AML compliance for the gambling industry.
Benefits of Online Gambling Identity Verification
- Improve risk management
- Ensure age verification for all players
- Identify potentially fraudulent activity
- Improve Know-Your-Customer (KYC) procedures
- Comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations
- Improve business rules to ensure regulatory compliance