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.