- Coral one of first to offer Android app for its online casinos
- Google Play ban on casino games lifted this summer
The announcement follows that of 888 Casino, who were quick to offer their products via an app on Google Play, earlier this month.
The apps include the standard sports and casino app, as well as the new Coral Vegas app which brings to players a range of slots and live casino options.
It is thought likely that a number of other online casino operators will follow suit in the coming months and launch their Android apps via Google Play.
The announcements by Coral and 888 follow Google’s lifting of a ban imposed in 2013, under which real-money casino game apps were not permitted in Google Store.
The ban was originally introduced by Google because the company couldn’t be certain of being able to verify the ages of their customers and so would be unable to establish whether the people using the apps were of legal age to play.
This meant that Android gamblers were obliged to download and install gambling apps and games individually, without the support or functionality of the Google Play platform.
The change to Google’s policy came into effect at the beginning of August, and from that date the company announced that it would be accepting applications for the distribution of casino and gambling games from the UK, France and Ireland.
Google has also suggested that the policy change is likely to be expanded to other countries and jurisdictions over the coming months and years. This will bring Google in line with Apple, which already permits the downloading of gambling and casino apps through its App Store.
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