With several members of the Betting Gods team hailing from the UK we know that the nation are very proud and keen bettors both in the high street and online, therefore is it known that the betting and gambling industry is very important to the English populations and economy, and they take care of it by creating flexible legislations in comparison to the rest of the world.
This no longer applies only to high street bookies or land based casinos, since the internet has introduced a vast portfolio of online bookmakers, and online gambling has gradually taken over from the traditional land based establishments.
If you spend a lot of time outside the UK, or are perhaps travelling away from home for a couple of week then access to your usual betting sites or bookies can often be restricted.
Why is there a restriction to UK sites from abroad?
As we already know, UK legislation can be more permissive than most countries, for that reason, you can find many things allowed within the UK may be prohibited abroad. If you try accessing one of these sites, it is very likely that you will get a notification blocking you from entering.
Every time you try to log into a UK site it is tracked by the IP address and geo-location, so basically the site refuses you the right to continue.
BUT….. there is a work-around…. the VPN!
What is a VPN?
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a private network utilised across a public network, such as the Internet. It allows users to share, send or receive as if their computer device was directly connected to the network or site.
Advantages of using a VPN
Enhanced Security: Using a good VPN can add security by encrypting your entire network traffic.
Having multiples accounts: You might be able to create multiple accounts, using different geo-locations to get specific offers and promotions. Be able to enjoy by unblock all the restricted content from a certain country.
Affordability: this can be cheap as €3.00 a month, for guarantee your privacy online and bypass all restrictions.
There are specific VPN’s that are good for betting sites such as:
Express VPN – used by some of our team when travelling, it allows access to 94 different countries
Steps to use a VPN when betting online.
Select a VPN for betting (we recommend you check our list above)
Click on the access button to the VPN official website
Download, install, and launch the software
Select a server located in the UK (or other country if required)
Click “Connect” button
Go back to the betting website and refresh the page
Start enjoying it as if you were back home!
Of course it goes without saying that while we share this advice we do recommend that you always read and comply with the terms and conditions of your bookies accounts.
We’d hate for you to win only to have your account closed if the bookie isn’t too keen on that VPN – assuming they do ever find out of course!