When it comes to online gambling, the majority of players want to be able to access their gaming options via a mobile device. With mobile gaming, players can easily play casino or poker games, as well as enjoy sports betting or the lottery where available, from any location. Mobile has quickly taken over as a must-offer for states in the US who want to be successful with online gaming. However, a recent change to the App Store terms of service of Apple have caused an issue for the legal online gambling landscape of the US.
On Monday, Apple released their updated rules that include new protocols that must be followed. These new protocols have an impact on the online gambling industry in the United States. According to the changes, HTML5 games that are distributed in applications cannot provide real money gaming access, as well as lotteries, charitable donations or support digital commerce.
This type of function is only allowed for code that is embedded in binary and can be reviewed by the Apple company. New apps must follow this protocol and existing apps have to start following the new guideline by the 3rd of September.