Depending on where you are located, the selection of online casinos may be plentiful or few and far between. There is also a chance you live in a region where online casinos are not yet licensed and regulated, meaning you are missing out. Whatever the circumstances, if you are desperate to play at a specific online casino that is currently not available in your region you may be tempted to look for ways to get around the fact the website is blocked.
One of the most common methods people like to use to trick online casinos is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN works by stopping anyone else from knowing the website you are visiting. It is even possible for a VPN to work by making it look as if you are in an entirely different country. This is especially useful if you are living in a country where online casinos are currently banned. For example, despite living in a US state where online casinos are illegal, you can fool the geolocation technology into believing you are in the United Kingdom and access online casinos licensed for that country.
On the face of it, this may seem like a great idea but there are a few reasons why you should never use a VPN to trick online casinos.
You want to gain access to a casino because they have a great bonus available but it is blocked in your country. Trying to claim casino bonuses in the US that are blocked in your region is not a good idea because as soon as it is discovered you are not residing in the required state, your account will immediately be blocked. So, any money you have deposited on the website will no longer be available and you will lose the initial funds, never mind the bonus.
One of the overriding reasons why you should avoid using a VPN to trick online casinos is because if you run into any issues with your account, there will be no one to help you. The customer service teams are there to help players who are using the online casino legally. They are less likely to offer you any assistance if it becomes clear you are using the online casino from outside the registered regions. In addition, you will not be able to get in touch with the license provider because they do not have jurisdiction to deal with anyone outside the specified regions.
There are some countries that consider the use of a VPN to be illegal. Furthermore, in the US, it may be legal to use a VPN but it is subject to monitoring by the FBI or NSA. So, if you think you are accessing an online casino using a VPN without anyone else knowing, you could be wrong. It is also worth noting that if you are from a country where online gambling is legal, you are still breaking the law of that country if you use a VPN to work around their rules and access an online casino that is banned.