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Casino Gambling Attitudes in America

Why is it that whenever the issue of online gambling in the U.S. comes up, U.S. politicians either keep their mouths shut or speak out harshly against online casinos? Is this a rational reaction on their part, or are those who are quiet about gambling online merely uninformed and those who are vehemently against it so narrow minded as to not give even the most honest of online casino companies the benefit of any sort of doubt? Do online casinos deserve to be treated in this way? More over, do U.S. politicians need to loosen up a little and not automatically spout out anti-online gambling slogans?

Online casino companies, for the most part, do not deserve to be treated in the way they are treated by the U.S. government. Yes, it is disrespectful when online casino businesses violate U.S. policies by actively recruiting gamblers in the United States, but is it inherently wrong? Not if you think that, within reason, Americans should be able to choose where and how they spend the money they earn. When an American visits an online casino, yes it is true that he or she is taking a big risk in dealing with an online casino that isn’t based in the U.S. and is not subject to U.S. laws.

And so it is that U.S. politicians do need to loosen up just a bit in order to save Americans the trouble of having to go out of their way to gamble online. Why, you ask? Because online casinos aren’t going away – they are legal in sixty-four countries around the world at the moment, and while that isn’t a majority of the world it is a significant number that incorporates much of the population of the planet Earth. The U.S. is lagging behind when it comes to keeping up with technology and getting huge incentives in the form of taxes on online casino operations and winnings – online casinos may not be saints, but neither are U.S. politicians being realistic.

OCA News Editor

With a background in game development spanning 8 years, Sam Peterson is OCA’s leading authority in the world of online gaming. His focuses include new releases and gaming providers.

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