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The Reasoning for Legalizing Casinos

If there was an online gambler’s creed, what would it be? That may sound like a pretty dumb question, but it isn’t, really. Online casino gambling hasn’t yet gotten the legitimacy in the United States that it has elsewhere in places like Europe, but would online gamblers pressuring the U.S. government to legalize online casino gambling in the U.S. if they agreed to uphold a certain level of standards make a difference with convincing legislators or governors or Justice Department officials that since they would commit themselves to honesty, the online casino companies would as well?

That sort of argument wouldn’t really fly – or rather, it would, but in the face of common sense. You see, it is online casino gambling and companies which scare U.S. authorities because they aren’t exactly the most regulated of industries, they are multi-national (meaning they can be accessed from a multitude of countries and currency can be won in multiple ways and forms), and they are often based in so-called tax havens that give them the appearance of trying to skip out on adhering to tax laws rather than uphold them.

For the meantime, Americans will probably just need to let the numbers speak for themselves. Online casinos are a profitable sector of the overall gambling industry, and as more Americans see how relatively easy it is to gamble from the comfort of their own homes more money will be won and more taxes thus paid to the U.S. government. When the U.S. sees that it is more profitable to legitimize online casinos rather than ostracize…then you’ll see them get the legality they feel they deserve.

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.