Non-Native Gambling Apps
In many parts of the world, gambling apps aren’t actually banned from the iOS App Store. But this year, Apple issued an interesting update to its guidelines that cracked down on certain types of gambling apps — and the situation is more nuanced than you might expect.
That update required that gambling apps (or apps that provide access to real money gaming) must be built natively for iOS. While that may sound like a given, many existing gambling apps were actually just HTML5 websites stored within a “wrapper” or container. That was a faster and quicker way to push out gambling apps, but is now no longer allowed.