Most people say it’s inevitable and that it’s right around the corner. It has been like pulling teeth over the past few months but the light at the end of the tunnel may be seemingly closer than many would like to admit. Online gambling in the U.S. is not legal yet however many are saying it’s just a matter of time.
The eventual legalization of online gambling in the U.S. looks to be becoming even more of a reality as some big names in the land-based industry are no longer avoiding the issue.
Harrah’s Entertainment, owner and operatory of Harrah’s Casino in Vegas as well as owner to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) brand has hired PartyGaming’s former CEO, Mitch Garber the man formerly in charge or operating PartyPoker, one of the largest online poker sites in the world.
Garber will be responsible for running a new branch of Harrah’s specialized Internet gaming operations, most notably the online development of WSOP branded poker rooms. And with the best known branded name in the poker industry in the WSOP many are speculating that this will give Harrah’s an incredible advantage once online gambling becomes legal.
And although when exactly online gambling will make its return to the U.S. hopefully other land-based casinos will begin to realize it is only a matter of time and begin planning for the future of gambling in the U.S. as an online forum.