15 more countries Included, Allowing real money Gambling
Android users in regions other than the UK, Ireland, France and Brazil will soon be able to find and download real-money gambling apps from the Play Store. Google has updated its program policy allowing apps that enable or facilitate online gambling.
This will now be available in 15 more countries that include the US, starting on 1st March. In addition to making gambling applications available on the Play Store, the change in policy will also allow promotional ads for real-money gambling to be served to users in those regions.
The new countries covered by the change are: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United States. Unfortunately India is not one of the listed countries for now. Of course, Google has a strict set of requirements developers must meet to be able to publish gambling products. To start with, they must be an approved governmental operator and must have a valid operating license in the specified country for the type of online gambling product they want to offer.