There are not too many Arabic online casinos out there but the ones that offer this service are quite busy: There are many players in the Middle East who want to gamble. Unfortunately, the options of these players are quite limited. Many licensed casinos do not accept players from Middle East countries. There is a simple reason for this: There are a lot of problems with payments. According to local laws and sharia law, it is forbidden to gamble in almost all Arabic countries. (In fact, there are some heavy penalties for gambling in some of these countries.) This ban also includes banks and prevents them from accepting payments from online casinos. Therefore, Arab players have a very limited number of options to gamble, and this, of course, affects live casino services.
What Is Live Casino?
Before proceeding, let us briefly discuss what live casino games are. Some of the online casinos, mostly based in Macau, place a webcam in front of real dealers and launch a live broadcast. It is possible to join this broadcast from all over the world. Games are played through a special interface, and everything on the screen takes place in real time. The dealer is chatting with the players and players can communicate with each other. The live casino service is only available for table and card games such as blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. As can be expected, it is not possible to play slot machines in this way. However, almost every other casino game can be played in real time against real dealers. You can also join live casino broadcasts on mobile devices, and you don’t need to have a very fast connection. A 3G speed connection is enough for almost any game.
We need to indicate that this service is not available “separately”. So there is no site that offers only live casino games: This service is available on online casinos as an option. Therefore, live casino games are also affected by the prohibitions that apply to online casinos.
The Future of Online Gambling
There are some ways to solve the problem of live casino games for Arab players. First of all, websites that offer only live dealer game broadcasts can be launched. They won’t be a classic online casino site and will be broadcasting 24/7 in real time, like Twitch. As a matter of fact, there is some work going on offering a Twitch-like service for casino games. Since such services use their own private currencies, there will not be too many problems in terms of payments.
But the problem is that the Arab countries regularly monitor and censor the “internet”. So the discovery and prevention of such a service will not take long. For example, in Saudi Arabia, there are more than 7,000 banned websites, including many casino sites. What we need is a permanent solution.
The future of the internet can offer such a solution. Some blockchain projects aim to create a “decentralized” Internet. At the moment, the addresses of websites allow us to access files stored on a particular server. It is easy to block such sites because it is possible to restrict access using the site address or IP address. If you know where the site is stored, you can easily block it. Blockchain technology aims to create a huge network where servers are not available, and where websites are stored on every user’s computer. This system is completely different from the infrastructure used today: The files of the sites will be stored on the blockchain and distributed among the users. Since this data is encrypted, you will not be able to find out which user stores which file. Therefore, it will not be possible to block access to a site: If you do not know where it is, you cannot “restrict” any site.
That sounds like a science fiction film scenario, but this technology isn’t that far away. Currently, it is used on local networks for testing purposes. Global expansion will require the change of the entire internet infrastructure, so it is not possible to take place in a short time. But in the future, all the internet will process like this, and all of us have access to free internet, literally.
This technology also eliminates payment problems. Blockchains can also be used for financial transfers, so you can make all your payments with cryptocurrencies. Since the data is encrypted, nobody can see the sender and receiver information. You can do this right now: Although not many, there are crypto casinos, and they offer an anonymous gambling service. However, since such sites are still running on certain servers, it’s easy to block them. But when they start working on the blockchain in the future, it will not be possible to do so. A free, uncensored, untraceable payment system and internet infrastructure: Blockchain technology promises this.