The Kahnawake Gaming Commission is a Mohawk Territory in Québec, Canada. It regulates and gives permits to both online casinos and land-based casinos operating within the territory.
Online casinos based in the First Nations reserve of Kahnawake give Ca gamblers the chance to play casino game for real money in 2017.
Kahnawake Gambling Laws
Canadian provinces and territories set their own laws around gambling. The hosting of online casinos is banned within most states, except, most famously, within Kahnawake.
The territory was one of the first (and still is) jurisdictions to recognize the advantages of hosting an online casino and the rewards that come with it.
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission grants gambling licences to both online casinos and land-based casinos within the territory.
All online gaming operators who host their casinos in Kahnawake must host at Mohawk Internet Technologies, the data centre in the territory.
Mobile Gambling in Kahnawake
Mobile casinos are the future of online gambling, no matter where they are hosted.
Online casinos hosted in Kahnawake tend to offer both online casinos for computers and mobile devices. With mobile casinos, compatibility is key.
Android casinos are simply mobile casinos that have ensured that the instant-play and downloadable version of their casinos run flawlessly on Android-based mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. This included devices like the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets, the HTC One series, and the Sony Xperia range, among many others.
Just as with Android casinos, mobile casinos should work flawlessly and effortlessly on Apple mobile devices powered by iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system (OS).
The challenge for any mobile casinos is ensuring that the same experience is replicated across all the most popular smart devices.
Blackberry smartphones are few and far between. Very few players still use them, though this hasn’t deterred only casinos from offering support for the aging devices. Blackberry casinos are, however, limited in the games they offer, though they still offer banking and encryption.
Windows Mobile Casinos
Statistics tell us that Windows Mobile is the third-most-popular OS in Canada. Realists know that this is still only a negligible percentage. Fact is, Canadian gamblers prefer Android and iOS devices. However, as mobile casinos don’t want to leave anybody out, they have ensured that their casinos are available to play from Windows Mobile-powered Microsoft smartphones, either via instant play or a downloadable app.
Kahnawake Online Casinos FAQs
Do I have to be in Kahnawake to gamble at casinos based there?
Not at all. Online casinos just use hosting services based in Kahnawake to store all their information. Players access their chosen casino as they normally would, and rarely, if ever, deal with the hosting service in Kahnawake.
What is the gambling age at casinos based in Kahnawake?
As previously mentioned, online casinos only host their information in Kahnawake. This means that players never deal with any organization in Kahawake, but rather the casino itself, wherever they are based. This means that legal gambling ages of each country/province/territory still apply to players, no matter where the casino is based.
Is it legal to gamble at casinos based in Kahnawake?
As long as it is legal to gamble online from within your country/province/territory, it is legal to gamble at an online casino hosted in Kahnawake.
What does Kahnawake mean?
Kahnawake is a Mohawk name that means “place of the rapids”, a reference to the village of Caughnawaga which are near the rapids of the Mohawk River in New York state in the USA.
Why are the laws different in First Nation reserves?
It’s not so much a case of different laws, but rather that reserves have the right to set their own rules on certain matters, and online gambling falls within their right to decide. The people of Kahnawake saw the opportunity for growth and prosperity via online casinos, and seized upon the opportunity early on.
Interesting Facts About Kahnawake
- As you may have noticed, gambling is BIG in Kahnawake. Aside from the mass of online casinos hosted by MIT, there are also three land-based Poker rooms in the territory.
- The sovereignty of the territory and its ability to set its own rules regarding gambling has never been challenged.
- Kahnawake is located on the Southern banks of the St Lawrence River, right across the water from Montreal.