US Moves Closer to Regulated Online Gambling

Written By Janice Doughtrey

The US is getting closer and closer to legalizing online gambling.  Now that there are multiple politicians in favor of the legalization and regulation of online gambling, the process is speeding ahead, regardless of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

These politicians understand that Americans should have the right to choose where they spend their money and what hobbies they have.  They also believe this move will greatly benefit the country’s recovering economy.  Online gambling is a massive industry and adds a great deal of revenue to the country in which it is legalized and regulated.

The UIGEA is set to go into effect June 1st, 2010 but there is other legislation currently being reviewed by Congress that will has the ability to render the UIGEA null and void.

Players in the US are definitely looking forward to gambling at an online casino of their choice.  The number of choices will increase significantly once online gambling is legalized and US players will be open to many more bonuses and promotions.

With big names in politics and online gambling speaking out, there is a lot of pressure on Congress to stop the UIGEA but there really is no indication of which way they will vote.  Online casino players and operators can only cross their fingers and hope that the decision swings in their favor.  If not, they must continue to enjoy online gambling through offshore casinos while operators lose out on a potentially huge market.

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