Affiliate emails indicate stronger IP blocks

Affiliate marketers working for Microgaming licensees still serving a restricted number of US states started receiving an intriguing email from their online casinos and poker rooms Thursday.

The emails advised that the software provider was tightening its US controls on residents of a number of states which have specifically prohibited online gambling activity.

The communication reminds affiliates that the "banned" states from which Microgaming will not accept business are:

District of Columbia
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Michigan
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
Oregon
South Dakota
Washington State
Wisconsin

Players who have managed to bet from the banned states will find themselves blocked from the Microgaming servers going forward, with the licensee concerned returning any monies owed.

The surprise ommission is Kentucky, given the seizure of 141 online gambling domains by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate over the last few weeks and the legal furore this has created (see previous InfoPowa reports)

The communication from Eurolinx advised affiliates: "This is not a new rule, just sudden enforcement of an old one Players can still play in the Sportsbook. Players can still register from the banned states, but will not be able to play in the Poker client or in the Casino. The IP blocking service Microgaming is using also has a proxy detector, so players will no longer be able to use a proxy to hide their IPs."

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