Apple Kicks Out Almost 25,000 Apps on App Store Related with Illegal Gambling


In today’s world full of wealthy and greedy people, gambling is a great choice for an instant money.  It is a widespread trade that even the internet and applications are full of it. Just recently yesterday, August 19, 2018, Apple has confirmed that they removed a lot of illegal gambling applications and their respective developers, from its App Store in China.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple said that “Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China”, they also stated this:  “We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store.”

A Chinese broadcaster in CCTV reported that 25,000 of illegal gambling-related applications has been removed, and that is almost two percent of the estimated 1.8 million apps on the App Store, but Apple declined to confirm the exact quantity of the removed applications.

Apple has started making a move about these applications this month, and they are also providing a decent explanation about this matter to the affected developers.  They said:  “In order to reduce fraudulent activity on the App Store and comply with government requests to address illegal online gambling activity, we are no longer allowing gambling apps submitted by individual developers. These includes both real money gambling apps as well as apps that simulate a gambling experience.” As a consequence to be expected, these applications has been removed, and the developers can no longer distribute gambling applications using their account, but they can continue distributing other types of applications in the App Store.

This issue has been ventilated as a Chinese State Media have accused the Apple Company of allowing these kind of applications in their App Store, and also by the trade tension between the US and China.  If Apple were to make it a huge issue, this will be a great loss for China.

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