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Hi there guys, I was wondering about something and maybe there are a few experts out here to answer my question. 

We all know that there are plenty of online casinos nowadays that allow players to use VPN. All of them being licensed by Curacao or just being unlicensed. 

How come online casinos that are licensed by MGA or UKGC don't allow VPN use? Are there any reasons behind that term? 

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I imagine for the actual point in using a VPN. You use a VPN to hide your geographical location and casinos obviously are going to think you're playing from a country that isn't allowed. Also you could be using a VPN for money laundering, using someone else's details etc. This is why you really should never use a VPN. You've gave a site a great reason not to pay you

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Simply for secure and legal purpose. 

First of all you never know if your VPN provider has been the subject of a breach, many of them are not regulated. By giving them access to your details you give them power to use your data and you never know how they can be used. 

Second, when you use VPN casino cant tell if you use own money, you are who you are and in case of any illegal activities they cant identify you. If online casino is legal and dont want to loose its licence they need to make sure they have full control over who uses it. VPN makes you anonymous. 

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casinos do not allow the use of VPNs primarily to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, prevent fraud, promote responsible gambling, and ensure compliance with AML and KYC regulations. Players are generally encouraged to play within the legal boundaries of their jurisdiction and adhere to a casino's terms and conditions to enjoy a safe and secure gaming experience.

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Casinos often prohibit the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) for several reasons, primarily related to security, legal compliance, and fair play. Here are some of the key reasons why casinos typically do not allow or frown upon the use of VPNs:

Geographical Restrictions: Online casinos are subject to strict geographical regulations and licensing requirements. They are often only authorized to offer their services to players in specific regions or countries where online gambling is legal and properly regulated. VPNs can allow players to bypass these restrictions, potentially violating the casino's licensing agreements and local gambling laws.

Identity Verification: Online casinos are legally obligated to verify the identity and location of their players to comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations. Using a VPN can make it difficult for casinos to accurately verify a player's identity and location, raising concerns about fraud, underage gambling, and player safety.

Bonus Abuse: Casinos offer various bonuses and promotions to attract players. Some players use VPNs to create multiple accounts and exploit these bonuses fraudulently. This can lead to financial losses for the casino and an unfair advantage for certain players.

Security Risks: VPNs can introduce security vulnerabilities. When players use VPNs, it can be challenging for casinos to detect and prevent suspicious activities, such as cheating, collusion, or cyberattacks, which can compromise the integrity of games and player data.

Terms of Service Violations: Most online casinos have terms of service that explicitly prohibit the use of VPNs. Violating these terms can result in the suspension or termination of a player's account and the forfeiture of any funds or winnings.

Unfair Competition: Players using VPNs to access casinos from restricted regions can create unfair competition for players who are abiding by the rules and playing from authorized areas. This undermines the fairness and integrity of the gaming environment.

Legal Consequences: In some cases, both players and casinos can face legal consequences for violating gambling laws and regulations. Using a VPN to access a casino from a restricted jurisdiction may expose players to legal penalties.  IMPACT OF RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

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Casinos often have policies against the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) one of that policies is Know Your Customer (KYC) Requirements.

VPNs can make it difficult for casinos to accurately determine a player's actual location, which can lead to compliance issues and potentially fraudulent activity.

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Casinos typically don't allow VPNs because they want to ensure compliance with local gambling regulations and prevent fraudulent activity. Using a VPN can mask a player's true location, which may violate legal requirements regarding online gambling. Additionally, VPN usage can make it difficult for casinos to accurately monitor and verify player identities, potentially compromising security measures.

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