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Apple Brings A Sigh Of Relief To Gambling Operators And Developers, Extends Mandatory Native App Deadline By Six Months
Apple Brings A Sigh Of Relief To Gambling Operators And Developers, Extends Mandatory Native App Deadline By Six Months
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Apple Brings A Sigh Of Relief To Gambling Operators And Developers, Extends Mandatory Native App Deadline By Six Months

For gambling and betting operators hosting their apps on Apple ‘s App Store, there’s good news.

Apple has allowed gambling app developers an additional six months to comply with its recently updated guidelines which called for gambling-related Apps to be fully native to iOS.

Earlier, the deadline to comply with the updated guidelines was September 3. Apple had made it clear that HTML5 games distributed within apps that “may not provide access to real money gaming, lotteries, or charitable donations, and may not support digital commerce,” if they are not fully native to its operating system.

The revised guidelines and such short compliance notice sent shockwaves amongst developers and gambling operators hosting their apps on the App store as the majority of iOS apps are built as ‘container apps’ where an iOS frame is built around an HTML5 product.

In a recent crackdown on gambling-related apps, Apple said that only those social gaming Apps which have age restrictions allowing only 17+ will be entertained by Apple’s App Store.

Last month, the company sent notices to developers stating that all apps that feature “Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling” will be rated 17+ “in all countries and regions,” effective immediately.

Recently, Apple also partnered with finance giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc.to launch Apple credit card. However, the company has made it clear that Apple’s card would not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies or gaming chips.

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Utsav Kumar

With a masters in literature and passionate about evolving technologies, Utsav has been covering the latest from the world of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and AR for several online and print publications. He strongly believes that these evolving technologies have immense potentials to redefine existing online gambling infrastructures and can dramatically improve standards of customer protection. Utsav covers mostly compliance updates and other latest technical developments that impact the global casino and gambling industry. He can be reached out at utsav_kumar@casino.buzz

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