ADULT-CONTENT FILTERS COULD BLOCK ACCESS TO ONLINE CASINOS IN THE UK

Published on February 9, 2015 in Industry News

UK flagIn July 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his plans to protect the children of Britain from harmful adult content by enforcing strict new internet filters.

The Prime Minister’s plans would mean trying to access adult content of any kind would mean you’d have to phone your internet service provider directly and ask them to unblock it.

While David Cameron’s plans mean blocking online pornography, violent content and anything that may be racially charged, it also means that many (if not all) online casino sites will be blocked too.

Online casinos are categorized as adult content and therefore many ISPs are likely to block access to these sites unless specifically asked not to do so. 

The blocking of casino sites and whether or not casinos are seen as “adult content” falls to the ISPs themselves to decide.

British Telekom (BT) and Virgin Media have stated that they will refrain from blocking casinos and turning on the filters, rather letting their customers choose to turn on the filters if they so wish.

However TalkTalk and Sky have rolled out the filters and hope to have them in place and running as they should as soon as possible.