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American Rebelliousness and Online Gambling

Online casino gambling and American citizens are two aspects of the gambling industry that wouldn’t seem to go together thanks to the position of the U.S. government but nonetheless do anyway. This is good for the online casino industry, as Americans are known to be big spenders thanks to the high proportion of citizens having enough disposable income to help make the world go around. But for all of the numbers and winnings and positive impact online casino companies and their games have had on U.S. citizens, Washington isn’t budging. To the Justice Department, online gambling is still illegal. To the Justice Department, those Americans who gamble online are engaging in criminal activities.

But the signers of the Declaration of Independence were engaging in what was a criminal activity in its own time. Americans rebelling against inane policies is nothing new – just look at the Declaration and the American Revolution against the British – and you can easily put the way Americans disregard their government’s position vis-?-vis online casinos right up there with the defiance of King George III, the Vietnam War, and many other protests, some large and some small, some overt and some covert, against those who purport to represent them, but for whatever reason (“power corrupts”, maybe?) often act as if they rule over them instead. “Online gamblers of America unite!”, you could say.

A healthy disregard for the dictates of the U.S. government is perfectly okay, as long as that disregard makes sense and doesn’t deprive others of their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – the three main Rights and Pillars of American Culture. When it comes to online casino gambling, what Americans are doing in gambling online makes sense, and the position of the U.S. government doesn’t. Maybe the economic benefits enjoyed by Americans will, one day, lead to change. Play on, America. Play on.

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.