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Future and Online Gambling

What sort of future lies in store for American online gambling? Will U.S. citizens forever have to play online casino games at online casinos with servers outside of the U.S.A., or will one day online gamblers have the ability to play U.S. online casino games on U.S.-based servers, whether they are in Arizona or Hawaii? Will it ever be the case that the U.S. government softens its current position over online gambling and see that laws passed in 1961 regarding sports gambling over phone lines should have little bearing on activities which are engaged in by Americans less and less over phone lines on a cable-connected internet?

It is amazing for many to see that the U.S. government has yet to notice the incredible financial rewards which could be reaped by giving the assent to online casino gambling for U.S. citizens, instead of merely tolerating the attempts of Americans to play casino games “under the radar” in an era of increased government scrutiny of citizens’ activities. Unfortunately, as Americans continue to gamble online their government views their activities as illegal even though that government demands taxes when it is seen that the winnings from online casinos have increased many Americans’ bank accounts.

Until such a day that the U.S. government sees it fit to stop holding back the tide of popularity that is the online casino phenomenon and let things be, and let Americans gamble online, well, you can bet that Americans are still going to gamble in the comfort of their homes not because they want to flout their government’s wishes, but mostly because that government really hasn’t come out and said “Don’t gamble online.” Whether or not Americans would gamble should the government ever come out and specifically say that remains to be seen, but Americans like to play games and they like to win.

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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