Define the Game
By staff
Online casino gambling may be a legal minefield regarding global jurisdiction and licensing. But it appears that the problem is no better offline, as Indian reservation casinos are heating up the debate as to what they can and cant do. A Class III casino license on tribal land requires state consent, while a Class II casino does not. The difference between the licenses is that most casino-style games (craps, cards and slot machines) fall under Class III licenses.

But where do casino games cross the line? It is on this gray periphery that publicly traded Multimedia Games Inc., a Texas based games manufacturer is reaping its success. They build games like the popular 'Jackpot Party,' 'Filthy Rich' and 'Reel 'Em In', which are Class II games dressed up like Class III slot machines.

Online casinos licensed in Great Britain have done their fair share of border walking too, first made popular by online sports betting software manufacturer Orbisí Fixed Odds slot machine style game. As a fixed odds game, it can legally be offered online under a UK bookmakers permit, however, the gaming board probably didnít have this slot machine variant in mind when it wrote the code.

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