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The Legalization Quagmire of Online Casino Gambling

Will online casino gambling ever be legalized completely around the world? It is difficult these days for online casino gambling enthusiasts to accept that online casino gambling isn’t as legal as it could be. With so many people around the world in favor of online gambling, it is a wonder that online casinos are not recognized as legitimate by a good number of protectionist governments. These governments, it must be said, are looking out for their citizens’ well-being, for the most part.

But even so, when their citizens’ well-being is often enhanced by online casino gambling and their governments oppose online casino operations, there are inherent difficulties in helping such citizens to gamble online or, if they are lucky, to help them collect their winnings.

One day, it may be the case that laws are no longer enacted to limit the ability of citizens of several countries to gamble at an online casino site, but until then they sometimes have to act as if they are playing a cat-and-mouse game with authorities who are often opposed to online gambling but also aren’t yet hurrying to go after people who run online casino sites or gamble at them. That could change, though, in order to uphold what many see in civilized societies as the rule of law.

OCA News Editor

Jenny McKinnley is OCA’s financial correspondent. After spending years on the trading floor in both NY and London, she offers insight from the inside out on world financial news and events.