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23
08.2019

Apple to raise the minimum age to download free-to-play online casino apps to 17 years

By Sophie Couard
Apple has revised their policy regarding free-to-play apps at the Apple Store.

Tech giant Apple has notified developers that free-to-play casino apps available at the Apple Store will only be available to players of at least 17 years of age. We'll take a look next!

Free-to-play now treated as simulated online gambling

On August 20th, 2019, Apple's revised policy regarding free-to-play apps went into effect internationally. Under the new policy, free-to-play casinos are to be treated similarly, but not identically, to real-money online casinos even if they aren't.

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Worldwide players must be 17 or older while South Koreans must be 19 or older.

South Korean classification number

As a result of discussions with the government of South Korea, players will need to be at least 19 years of age. Developers will need to provide a classification number, based on a review from the South Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee.

The changes to free-to-play online casino apps at the Apple Store won't affect your play at online casinos like SlotsMillion, PlayFrank or Dunder Casino.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.