Hi all, did anyone tried to submit a betting app on the apps store? I know Cock Fighting is illegal in US because its animal cruelty, but what if it is only available here in the Philippines, do you think apple will allow us?
Hi @sane, di pa ako nakasubmit ng betting app sa app store. Pero eto ung guidelines ng Apple about submitting betting apps.
5.3 Gaming, Gambling, and Lotteries Gambling, gaming, and lotteries can be tricky to manage and tend to be one of the most regulated offerings on the App Store. Only include this functionality if you’ve fully vetted your legal obligations everywhere you make your app available and are prepared for extra time during the review process. Some things to keep in mind:
- 5.3.1 Sweepstakes and contests must be sponsored by the developer of the app.
- 5.3.2 Official rules for sweepstakes, contests, and raffles must be presented in the app and make clear that Apple is not a sponsor or involved in the activity in any manner.
- 5.3.3 Apps may not use in-app purchase to purchase credit or currency for use in conjunction with real money gaming of any kind, and may not enable people to purchase lottery or raffle tickets or initiate fund transfers in the app.
- 5.3.4 Apps that offer real money gaming (e.g. sports betting, poker, casino games, horse racing) or lotteries must have necessary licensing and permissions in the locations where the App is used, must be geo-restricted to those locations, and must be free on the App Store. Illegal gambling aids, including card counters, are not permitted on the App Store. Lottery apps must have consideration, chance, and a prize.
As long as pasok ka sa guidelines nila, majujustify mo ung app mo why it should be approved. Good luck sa pag release.