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More Progress for US Online Gambling Expected This Year

More Progress for US Online Gambling Expected This Year

The last few years have seen massive changes to online poker in the US. Since Black Friday in 2011 to the legalization of online gambling in Nevada and New Jersey last year great progress has been made and it seems that more is on the way.

More Progress for US Online Gambling Expected This Year

At least ten more states are set to consider online gambling legislation over the coming year.

Gambling Compliance has said that ten US states are considering the introduction of online gambling this year. Proposals for new or expanded online poker are to be considered in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Chris Krafcik, the research director for Gambling Compliance said, “In 2013, 10 states considered legislation that would legalize online casino-style gambling, which was a historic high. This year is shaping up to be at least as busy.”

It is hoped that all the relevant groups in California will have worked out some kind of agreement by the end of August, after a meeting last month leaders from two coalitions reported on progress.

It is also thought that more changes will come to Nevada and New Jersey. Nevada is expected to expand and allow more than just online poker while New Jersey is expected to allow foreign bets and wagers from interstate jurisdictions.

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.