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Google Bans Poker and Porn on Chromecast

Google Bans Poker and Porn on Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast will allow users to stream video from an Android device to a larger device such as a television. That is, unless you are trying to use it to play online poker or watch porn.

Google recently made public its Terms of Service for the Google Cast SDK. Item four states that developers must comply with the content policies specified under the Google Play Developer Program Policies. The first of these policies is a ban on sexually explicit material; this means that apps such as Playboy.TV will not be available for Chromecast.

The other rule is the one that affects the online gambling community. The program policies says, “We don’t allow content or services that facilitate online gambling, including but not limited to, online casinos, sports betting and lotteries, or games of skill that offer prizes of cash or other value.”

Google has even gone so far as to ban “game of skill” making online poker apps completely impossible. If a developer violates these rules then in all likelihood their app will be blocked.

However, the Chromecast will still have the ability to stream your web browser which means that those who gamble via their browser will still be able to do so.

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With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCA’s leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.

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