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Sports Betting Operators in Pennsylvania Find Work Around for iOS Devices

The Apple company made changes to their policy a short time ago that has resulted in major issues for online gaming operators. Certain conditions need to be met for an app to be able to be accessed via iOS device. Because of the changes, when online sports betting and casino games went live in Pennsylvania, the solutions were unable to be accessed via iPhone or iPad. Thankfully, two operators have found a workaround.

GeoGuard

GeoGuard is a new app that solves the problem for iOS users of not being able to access online casinos and sportsbooks. The app was created by GeoComply and confirms the location of the customer. The app verifies the location of the player ensuring that it meets the regulations set by the state’s Gaming Control Board. Users are then able to access a browser version of the sportsbook or online casino.

The solution is not a new app for iOS devices but a workaround to give players access to gaming. Both the PlaySugarHouse sportsbook and BetRivers are offering this solution. Once you log in, you will find a prompt on the screen. The provider states they require you to download the GeoGuard App while playing on an iOS device.

Once the GeoGuard app is downloaded and installed, players then need to launch it. Once it is running, players can return to the sportsbook or casino and begin playing. Players are told to check the ‘always allow’ option when asked for location permissions. When asked for notification permissions, players are also supposed to click ‘allow’.

Currently the app only works with PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers. Signup takes only a few minutes and SugarHouse made sure they offered the functionality within their site for the application, via the help of GeoComply.

A Leg Up?

So, will the workaround provide a leg up for SugarHouse and BetRivers? Will they see more traffic because Apple users will be able to access the gaming options? It will be some time before we know the true outcome of the sites having iOS capabilities compared to their competitors Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino.

It could be assumed that more players will visit the sites that offer the iOS option. Now more than ever, players want access to gaming via mobile devices. It is more convenient than a laptop or desktop device. Without the iOS component, players who only use Apple products will not be able to access the other online casino and sports betting sites offered in New Jersey.

But then again, players have to be willing to add the GeoGuard option to their device. Setup is quick and simple, but if players are unaware of what it is, they might not be as willing to give the add-on a try.

We will wait and see how players take to the new GeoGuard option and if iOS users will flock to PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers as they now have an option open to them to get online via mobile device in Pennsylvania.

The Apple company made changes to their policy a short time ago that has resulted in major issues for online gaming operators. Certain conditions need to be met for an app to be able to be accessed via iOS device. Because of the changes, when online sports betting and casino games went live in Pennsylvania, the solutions were unable to be accessed via iPhone or iPad. Thankfully, two operators have found a workaround.

GeoGuard

GeoGuard is a new app that solves the problem for iOS users of not being able to access online casinos and sportsbooks. The app was created by GeoComply and confirms the location of the customer. The app verifies the location of the player ensuring that it meets the regulations set by the state’s Gaming Control Board. Users are then able to access a browser version of the sportsbook or online casino.

The solution is not a new app for iOS devices but a workaround to give players access to gaming. Both the PlaySugarHouse sportsbook and BetRivers are offering this solution. Once you log in, you will find a prompt on the screen. The provider states they require you to download the GeoGuard App while playing on an iOS device.

Once the GeoGuard app is downloaded and installed, players then need to launch it. Once it is running, players can return to the sportsbook or casino and begin playing. Players are told to check the ‘always allow’ option when asked for location permissions. When asked for notification permissions, players are also supposed to click ‘allow’.

Currently the app only works with PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers. Signup takes only a few minutes and SugarHouse made sure they offered the functionality within their site for the application, via the help of GeoComply.

A Leg Up?

So, will the workaround provide a leg up for SugarHouse and BetRivers? Will they see more traffic because Apple users will be able to access the gaming options? It will be some time before we know the true outcome of the sites having iOS capabilities compared to their competitors Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino.

It could be assumed that more players will visit the sites that offer the iOS option. Now more than ever, players want access to gaming via mobile devices. It is more convenient than a laptop or desktop device. Without the iOS component, players who only use Apple products will not be able to access the other online casino and sports betting sites offered in New Jersey.

But then again, players have to be willing to add the GeoGuard option to their device. Setup is quick and simple, but if players are unaware of what it is, they might not be as willing to give the add-on a try.

We will wait and see how players take to the new GeoGuard option and if iOS users will flock to PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers as they now have an option open to them to get online via mobile device in Pennsylvania.