When you sign up to an online casino today or an online poker site/bingo site etc., the only thing that may stop you from doing so during the application process could be that there is a discrepancy with your personal details (an honest mistake when filling out the application form).
It could also be that you are underage, or lastly, it could be because players from the country in which you are trying to sign up from are simply not allowed to register. This is called player location restriction and means that you won’t be able to sign up with them.
It may be that the country you live in won’t allow you to access the casino or the actual casino won’t allow players from your country. This will become clear during the application process, when you try to enter your house address. You could also view the casinos policies or check out their terms and conditions for further details.
Online casino review sites post information on each gambling portal and many of them include the various countries in which players can’t sign up from, but it’s always a good idea to check with the online casino as well, just to see whether or not the player location restrictions have changed.
The majority of players who tend to have the most difficulties when signing up to an online casino are US players. The laws vary a great deal from one state to the next, which is mainly why players find it difficult when signing up to an online casino. You may have even noticed on the homepage of many online casinos the words, “No US Players Accepted.”
These few helpful words can save players a great deal of time and effort, rather than wasting time by getting half way through the application process only to find out they are not allowed to sign up.
It is very rare to land on an online casino with absolutely no player location restrictions. Most have at least one or two restricted countries and some online casinos have too many restricted countries to list individually here. For example, an online casino may only accept players from the US, meaning that if you are based outside of the US and trying to sign up, you won’t have a chance.
There is also a popular UK gambling portal that currently only accepts players that are based in the UK, which is frustrating for players living outside of the UK who want to sign up. Certain countries also have fairly strict online gambling laws, which is the main reason why players can't register at certain gambling portals.
If you are ever unsure whether or not the country you live in is restricts you from playing at a casino and you can’t seem to find and information after searching through the main website, you should be able to find out by simply contacting their customer support.