Kahnawake Gaming Commission Puts End to U.S. Business

Kahnawake Gaming Commission Puts End to U.S. Business

In recent weeks, it has been announced that U.S. players will no longer have access to online game offerings provided by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), after news of its New Jersey license being breached by a Kahnawake-based data center specialist, known as Continent 8. This latest policy has been in effect since September 30th.

It all began in the fall of 2015, when the New York Times quoted Continent 8, in a statement claiming that a number of U.S. operators were utilizing its services. Under the New Jersey license, issued in 2014, the specialist has the right to operate across the state’s regulate gambling market.

The New York Times then chose to bring the statement to the attention of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The information came as a surprise to the DGE spokesperson, who responded that Continent 8, which under no circumstances has the right to conduct business with U.S.-facing operators, “has an obligation to conduct due diligence with respect to its customers.”

The DGE has made an effort to expand across its borders, probing into additional states which have not yet regulated their markets. Doing so, allows it to ward off any intruders. Additionally, it has implemented further regulations as well. Online gambling affiliates must now end any business transactions with sites holding international licenses, and requiring DGE-licensed websites to have an official seal of approval.


Amsel, Peter. “Kahnawake-Licensed Gambing Sites to Cease US-Facing Business"calvinayre.com, September 26, 2016.

“U.S. players will no longer have access to online game offerings provided by the Kahnawake”

  • It is interesting that this regulative body has expanded the protection of it's New Jersey based online casino interests to other states in the United States. One would think that this might be outside their jurisdiction, or not in their interest as customers for the casino services in New Jersey might not be affected by other online gaming providers in other states. But perhaps these operators are illegally present in New Jersey as well.
  • cant see how it changed much, i am still playing and getting paid. my casinos that use their license from them so what are they talking about then? thanks rose
  • After reading this article, I am wondering....... Can this Continent 8 be issued a license in New Jersey? If so, would the New Jersey DGE allow Kahnawake to accept U.S. players again? AND.....How does New Jersey's DGE have leverage in this scenario? ...... Who is the Continent 8 anyway? The whole thing seems awfully odd to this old woman! Once again sadly, I do not think I have a clear understanding of this whole deal. Help anyone out there? I would appreciate any feedback! Good Luck, Pokergranni
  • Not sure exactly what they mean does this mean we will nnot be able to play at casinos that are licensed by Kahnawake-license because if that is the case i may as well close all my accounts down they all have Kahnawake Licensing sometimes this stuff drives me crazy thansk rose
  • It definitely is strange that very many gaming operators have pieced off, in the last couple of years. Here in Canada, we lost NetEnt (yes, I still cry quietly at night) and then Thunderkick (make that 'sob', I sob quietly at night)...then NYX...(ok, I bawl loudly into my pillow). It's almost like Canadians don't REALLY need a decent payout percentage. Aaaaaak!
  • Why is the U.S. targeted? All the casinos with wonderful bonuses (and no deposit offers) do not accept U.S. players.

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