GTA Online – Casino DLC banned for illegal gambling

GTA Online – Casino DLC banned for illegal gambling

That’s a pretty quick decision. The new Casino DLC in “GTA Online” (TU 1.47 Patch 1.31) has barely appeared, as the extension has been blocked in many countries for illegal gambling.

Only yesterday there were several reports that the DLC could be interpreted as gambling. The background is that players can invest real money to play in typical casino games. The problem is that on the one hand, you can not regain real money, but maximum in-game content receives, and on the other never knows the exact equivalent value for its use. A typical gambling scenario.

Now first countries (via Reddit) have blocked the DLC, which is still somehow visible in GTA Online, but can not interact with it anymore. The affected countries are listed below for you. Depending on how this issue develops it may be that more countries are added, we will update the list as soon as we have more information.


GTA 5 Casino – All blocked countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Argentina
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Belarus
  • Cambodia – gambling is illegal for natives, but land-based gambling is legal for foreign visitors
  • Cayman Islands – land-based gambling is illegal, and online local casinos are banned, whereas foreign slots are not
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus – online sports betting ok with a license
  • Czech Republic – majority of online gambling is illegal (except online lottery and online sports betting)
  • Greece – some online gambling is illegal
  • Iceland – online casino gambling and online poker illegal – offline gambling is legal
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Luxembourg – illegal online other than sports betting and online lottery
  • Maldives
  • Mali – only legal for foreign visitors
  • Mauritania
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Poland – everything but online sports betting is illegal
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • South Africa – online gambling is illegal
  • South Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand – everything but Horse Racing and the Government Lotto
  • Turkey – everything but online sports betting and online lottery is illegal
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
  • Venezuela
  • Hawaii – full gambling ban

Written by: Carizma

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